Actor 1. (20-40’s) JASON
Actor 2. (20-40’s) MARK
Actor 3. (20-40’s) OBGYN, PRISON OBGYN,
CO-HOST BOB, FEMINIST 1
Actor 4. (20-40’s) DETECTIVE, CO-HOST BOB,
CIVIL WRITER, FEMINIST 2
Actor 5. (50-60’s) WARDEN, MARK’S FATHER,
Actor 6. (50-60’s) NOT MARK’S FATHER,
JASON’S FATHER, FEMINIST
Author's note on casting: "Although the gender of the characters is defined as Male, I would like to encourage the Casting of Actors of any and all gender identities and those who reject the binary."
Production Notes: Mankind had its world premiere at Playwrights Horizon, (Adam Greenfield, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director; Carol Fishman, General Manager) in New York, December 2017 on the Mainstage Theatre. The production stage manager was Erin Gioia Albrecht.
André De Shields, Bobby Moreno, Jason
Anson Mount, Mark
Stephen Schnetzer, Ariel Shafir, and David Ryan Smith. Mankind is a Playwrights Horizons Commission with the support of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.
Photo: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times