written and performed by Charlayne Woodard
Originally presented in our 2009/2010 Season at 59E59, THE NIGHT WATCHER is an auto-biographical, one-woman play by actress-playwright Charlayne Woodard. Simultaneously a best friend, advisor, confidant, and sage to the many young people who call her “Auntie,” Charlayne Woodard is childless only by biological standards. Told with penetrating grace and candor, Woodard beautifully weaves together stories of the ordinary and extraordinary ways she has mentored the children in her life. Declared “thoughtful, vivid, entertaining, and poignant” in its original run, The Night Watcher is an intimate look at the various definitions of parenthood.
Part of Primary Stages' Foundation Series
The Foundation Series celebrates the artists that are the bedrock of Primary Stages' family, and they’re thrilled to revisit them through a series of Virtual Readings. These artists are foundational members of their organization, whose work has continually inspired them through the years and reminds them why the theater is worth fighting for.