Amid gentrifying construction, street protests and a sweltering summer in Flatbush, the five Abellard sisters take refuge in their family home. Simmering in the losses of their father and their neighborhood, they clash over how to contend with the legacy of their Haitian parents in a city that is no longer theirs.
Inspired by Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba but with a breathtaking immediacy, debut playwright Diane Exavier brings to life a powerful ensemble of women to create this sensual and entrancing portrait of a family at a crossroads.
Bernarda’s Daughters is also available as a new audio play produced by The New Group Off Stage from Audible Originals.
Diane Exavier shares a developing archive of the play’s experiments and iterations at www.bernardasdaughters.club.
Support for Bernarda’s Daughters is provided by The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation.
Generous support for The New Group is provided by The Shubert Foundation and The Howard Gilman Foundation.
The New Group’s productions are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The New Group’s productions are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
The safety of our audiences is one of The New Group’s top priorities. We are reviewing our current COVID-19 safety protocols in preparation for the 2022-23 Season based on Signature Theater policies. We will provide updates to these policies as they continue to change and evolve.