The Night Watcher (Encore Viewing)

Archived Show


Produced by:
Primary Stages
February 17 - February 28, 2021
Run Time:
1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Show Info

written and performed by Charlayne Woodard

Due to popular demand, Primary Stages are offering an encore presentation of THE NIGHT WATCHER available for streaming on demand. Charlayne's auto-biographical, one-woman play was originally presented at 59E59 Theaters in our 2009/2010 Season. 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.


Producing Company

Primary Stages

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.