Fish is supported, in part, by the 21st Century ILGWU Heritage Fund.


By Kia Corthron
Directed by Adrienne D. Williams
Co-produced with Keen Company

March 19 — April 20, 2024

Theater Four in Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Between 9th & 10th Ave

Between acting as guardian to her little brother and losing her best friend to the charter school on the upper floor, Tree is just trying her best to get through senior year at her underfunded public school. Ms. Harris, the new English teacher, has grown embittered over budget cuts and standardized testing – keeping every student afloat is proving easier said than done. When questions arise that no textbook can answer, both student and teacher will face their most challenging assignment to date. Kia Corthron’s Fish is a frank, funny, and fearless new play about the everyday people who make up America’s education system.


Fish is one of “5 Shows to See in New York This Month”

— TheaterMania

Fish is one of the “Best Plays and Musicals Beyond Broadway to See This March”

— Tdf

Kia Corthron (Playwright) Corthron’s Tempestuous Elements will premiere at Arena Stage in February. Other plays, including A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick, Breath, Boom, and Force Continuum, have been produced in New York by Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Atlantic Theater Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club; regionally by Eclipse Theatre, Yale Rep, Goodman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Center Stage, Hartford Stage, Children’s Theatre Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, New York Stage and Film; in London by the Royal Court Theatre and Donmar Warehouse; and elsewhere. Awards include the Windham Campbell Prize, Horton Foote Award, Flora Roberts Award, USA Jane Addams Fellowship, McKnight National Residency. Moon and the Mars, her second novel, was published in 2021. Her debut, The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter, won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. Edgar and Writers Guild Outstanding Series awards for The Wire. She serves on the Dramatists Guild Council, is a New Dramatists alumnus, and is a member of the Authors Guild. (Headshot photography by Sophie Kandaouroff.)

Adrienne D. Williams (Director) Credits include The Gospel Woman (National Black Theatre), A Limbo Large and Broad (The Playroom Theatre), She Kills Monsters (Yale Repertory Theatre), Crumbs From The Table Of Joy, Angela’s Mixtape (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse), Nora (Juilliard Drama Theater), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Zooman and the Sign (The Paul Walker Theatre), Luck of the Irish (Atlas Theatre NYU), Trouble in Mind, Paris (The Acting Company AADA). Other titles include Uncle Vanya, Antigone, Iphigeneia at Aulis, Dream of the Burning Boy, Picnic, Electra, Bus Stop, Pipeline, A Raisin in the Sun, The Colored Museum. Member: SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA, NYSTU, League of Professional Theatre Women.


Scenic Design: Jason Simms
Costume Design: Mika Eubanks
Lighting Design: Nic Vincent
Sound Design: Michael Keck
Props Design: Yudelka Heyer
Dramaturg: Zachariah Ezer

Production Stage Manager: Mary Garrigan

General Manager: Reed Ridgley
Production Manager: Eric Nightengale
Casting: Stephanie Yankwitt, CSA and Nia Smith, tbd casting co.
Press Representatives: John Wyszniewski, Everyman Agency

Assistant Stage Manager: Tyler Danhaus
Assistant Scenic Designer:Thea Goldman
Assistant Costume Designer:Bria Dinkins
Assistant Lighting Designer:Bobbi René Fullerton

Keen Company creates theater that connects. In intimate productions of plays and musicals, Keen celebrates the complexities of hope and the joys of the human condition. Keen has brought such wholehearted productions to the Off-Broadway stage as Crumbs from the Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage (First NY Revival), The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (First NY Revival), This Space Between Us by Peter Gil-Sheridan (World Premiere), Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage (NY Premiere, AUDELCO and Antonyo Nomination), Surely Goodness and Mercy by Chisa Hutchinson (NY Premiere), Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon (Drama League Nomination), Tick, Tick…BOOM! by Jonathan Larson (Drama Desk Nomination), Boy by Anna Ziegler (World Premiere, Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award), and Marry Me a Little by Stephen Sondheim (Drama League Nomination). Through their one-of-its-kind education program, Keen Teens, Keen raises the quality of plays written for high school students and provides a free professional mentorship opportunity for teens. Through the Keen Playwrights Lab and other initiatives, Keen supports mid-career playwrights as they develop new work and facilitates that work’s exposure to a greater audience. In everything they do, Keen Company thrives through their welcoming ethos and community commitments. You’re invited to explore more at

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Photos by Valerie Terranova