Direct from the Keen Playwrights Lab

By Courtney Baron
Directed by Jonathan Silverstein


FEB 28, 2017 - APR 8, 2017

Thirty-seven, single, and having recently lost her mother to illness, Ginnifer (Obie Award winner ANA REEDER) moves back to her hometown to discover that her high school love is at the center of a violent crime. She must confront her relationship to the act of violence itself as well as her changing place in a shifting society, all while living under the roof of her dead mother’s home. Moving and deeply personal, Courtney Baron’s When It’s You is a complex and honest examination of gun violence and its ripple effects on our contemporary culture.

"(Baron's work is)...heartrending and unexpectedly funny." — New York Times

Performances will be at the Clurman Theatre in Theatre Row at 410 W 42nd Street near 9th Ave.

Tuesdays at 7pm
Wednesdays at 7pm
Thursdays at 7pm
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday at 3pm

Run time is 75 minutes with no intermission, there will be no late seating.


When It's You was produced through the generous sponsorship of Sylvia Golden and Una Jackman.

thursday talkback series

Talkbacks will take place in the theatre immediately following the performance and are open to all ticket holders.


How Gun Violence Affects Loved Ones of the Victims and Survivors
with Jessica Mofield, LMHC, MA the Deputy Director of the Mayor's Office to Prevent Gun Violence
and Chris Hayes, founder of Gun Violence Survivors Foundation
moderated by Robin Milling


New Plays at Keen
with playwright Courtney Baron and Playwrights Lab founder Mark Armstrong
moderated by Keen Director of New Work Jeremy Stoller


Process and Performance
with actor Ana Reeder and director Jonathan Silverstein


Check out the
New York Times Feature

Ana Reeder


Courtney Baron’s play Eat Your Heart Out, developed with Primary Stages at Perry Mansfield, premiered as part of the Humana Festival of New American Plays (Adam Greenfield, dir.) and was subsequently produced at Rivendell Theater in Chicago. Her play A Very Common Procedure was produced at MCC (Michael Greif, dir.), the Magic Theater (Loretta Greco, dir.) and as part of the Cherry Lane Theater Mentor Program. Here I Lie was produced as part of Rising Phoenix Rep’s Cino Nights. Consumption and Purge are both commissions from the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Consumption was produced at the Guthrie Theater Lab. She previously collaborated with the Keen Company with her plays To Know Know Know You for Keen Teens and John Brown’s Body with Keen Americana. Her short film “18”(Michelle Bossy, dir.) premiered at the Austin Film Festival. She was co-executive producer/writer for “Almost There” on DirecTV’s Audience Network.

Photo Credit: Benjamin Norman for The New York Times



Ana Reeder

Broadway: The Big Knife; Hedda Gabler; Top Girls; Sight Unseen. New York Theatre: Happy Hour (Atlantic); The Maids (Red Bull); Radiance (LABrynth); Hedda Gabler (New York Theatre Workshop); Living Room in Africa (Edge); The Wooden Breeks (MCC); Small Tragedy (Playwrights Horizons, Obie award); Humble Boy, An Experiment with an Air Pump (MTC); The Time of the Cuckoo (Lincoln Center); Some Voices (The New Group); Killers and Other Family (Rattlestick Theatre); Maid (Lincoln Center Festival); Macbeth (The Public); Henry VIII (Delacorte Thea.) London: The Distance from Here (Almeida Theatre). Regional Theatre: Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, dir. by David Cromer (Williamstown); Nora in A Doll’s House (Long Wharf); The Lady in Question, Night Season (Bay Street Theatre); Vera Laughed, Fire Eater, Suicide Weather (New York Stage & Film); Carol Mulroney (Huntington Theatre) Unusual Acts of Devotion (Phila. Theatre Co.)  TV:  HBO’s "You Don’t Know Jack", dir. by Barry Levinson; Carol Tobin in "Damages"; "The Jury"; "Law and Order: SVU", "Blue Bloods"; "The Affair".  Film: Connie in One for the Money; The Locksmith (original title: Homewrecker, NEXT Film Award at Sundance 2010); Diary of a City Priest, Acts of Worship (Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Actress, Best Actress award Santa Barbara Film Festival); Marie and Bruce; and No Country for Old Men.  BA: Middlebury College, MFA: NYU. She humbly dedicates this performance to her beloved friend, friend to all the world, Kevin Geer.


Set Design by Steven Kemp
Costume Design by Jennifer Paar
Lighting Design by Josh Bradford
Sound Design by Bart Fasbender
Projection Design by Justin West
Prop Design by Ricola Wille

Production Manager: Corinne Woods
Production Stage Manager: Tori Sheehan
Assistant Stage Manager: Giles T. Horne
Press Representative: David Gersten & Associates
Casting: Calleri Casting