Sky Arts: Playhouse will feature new plays by Mark Ravenhill, Frank McGuiness, Eve Ensler, Rebecca Lenkiewitz and Alia Bano.
The five plays will preview for four performances before being filmed for the Sky channel.
The project's Artistic Director, Sandi Toksvig, will host a post-show discussion for each play. “With Playhouse: Live, we’re staying true to the theatrical experience whilst simultaneously ensuring that we successfully marry the components of theatre and television that make each experience so unique,” he said launching the season.
“We're thrilled to have such an extraordinary range and calibre of playwrights on board, and are delighted about partnering with the Riverside Studios to give the creative teams an opportunity to preview each play.”
The programme will be broadcast every Wednesday from 9th June until 7 July 2010 on Sky Arts 2 and Sky Arts 2 HD at 9pm.