Dance Nation

by Clare Barron
Directed by Margot Bordelon
October 22, 2019November 10, 2019

In this raucously funny 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist, a competitive dance troupe of pre-teen girls - played by women of all ages - vie for the national trophy. Every plié and jeté hurdles them towards self-discovery. You’ll be moved to tears and laughter as you watch them learn about their bodies and desires, and witness their burgeoning strength through the lens of the women they’ll become.

Fresh off two landmark productions, Dance Nation had its premiere at Playwrights Horizons (included in the New York Times’ Best Theater of 2018) and a successful run across the pond at London’s Almeida Theatre. This self-described “ghost play,” was winner of the inaugural 2015 Relentless Award from the American Playwriting Foundation in memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Zizka is thrilled to bring Dance Nation to the Wilma stage. She notes, “Clare’s storytelling is unexpectedly hilarious, tender, ferocious and insightful about the wonderful and terrible complexity of girlhood.”

 

 

Contains mature content.

 

After each performance, join us for our Cafe Chats, a post-show discussion with some of the cast and crew!

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Cast

Kimberly Chatterjee • Connie
Keith J. Conallen • Dance Teacher Pat
Suli Holum • Ashlee
Justin Jain • Luke
Campbell O Hare • Amina
Julianna Zinkel • Vanessa/The Moms

Production Team

Clare Barron • playwright
Margot Bordelon • director
Matt Saunders • Set Designer
Maria Shaplin • Lighting Designer
Amanda Gladu • Costume Designer
Elizabeth Atkinson • Sound Designer
Eli Lynn • Intimacy Choreographer + Fight Choreographer
Patreshettarlini Adams • Resident Stage Manager