Daniel Radcliffe returns to the stage in new play Privacy at The Public Theatre, New York.
Inspired by the revelations of Edward Snowden, Privacy is a new play by playwright James Graham, and Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Josie Rourke who also directs. The show explores our complicated relationship with technology and data through the funny and heart-breaking travails of a lonely guy (Daniel Radcliffe), who arrives in the city to figure out how to like, tag, and share his life without giving it all away.
Daniel Radcliffe will play ‘The Writer’ alongside De’Adre Aziza, Raffi Barsoumian,Michael Countryman, Rachel Dratch, and Reg Rogers, who play an ensemble of real-life high profile politicians, journalists and technologists who have all contributed exclusively to the show.
Privacy seeks to uncover what our technological choices reveal about who we are, what we want and who’s keeping track of it all.
The production will mark the first partnership between the Donmar Warehouse and The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director).
Oskar Eustis said “Privacy is delightful and chilling, incredibly friendly, and profoundly thoughtful” he went on to say “James Graham is quietly becoming one of our bravest playwrights, and Josie Rourke is a director, and leader, to be reckoned with. This first-time collaboration between The Public and the Donmar Warehouse is, we hope, the start of something wonderful. I’m thrilled to welcome them.”
“Privacy has at its heart a debate about modern life and we at the Donmar Warehouse cannot therefore think of a better partner than The Public Theater to bring this new play to American audiences,” said Director Josie Rourke. “James and I have been across the U.S. interviewing everyone from politicians, historians, campaigners – even an etiquette expert – about American attitudes to privacy. The show is a risk-taking, fun, and stimulating piece of theatre, that we hope pushes at the boundaries of audience experience. We’re thrilled to be working with this exceptional company and world-class theater, The Public, to share this play with New York.”
“Personal privacy in the modern age – when all our wants and fears can be monitored and monetized as we share more than we have before – is, I believe, one of the most crucial issue of our time,” said Playwright James Graham.
Privacy follows Graham and Rourke’s most recent BAFTA nominated collaboration, The Vote, a play for theatre and television.
Privacy will run from 5 July 2016 until 7 August 2016 at The Public Theatre, NY.