Dance Nation

by Clare Barron
Directed by Margot Bordelon
October 22, 2019November 17, 2019

EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!

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.

“Clare’s storytelling is unexpectedly hilarious, tender, ferocious and insightful about the wonderful and terrible complexity of girlhood.” -Artistic Director Blanka Zizka

SIX RAVE REVIEWS!

"SUPERB" -Reclining Standards [READ THE REVIEW]

"DANCE NATION IS A HIT" -ToiTime [READ THE REVIEW]

"POTENT AND ENTERTAINING" -Philadelphia Inquirer [READ THE REVIEW]

"A VERY FUNNY PLAY, BUT IT IS SO MUCH MORE" -PhillyLifeandCulture [READ THE REVIEW]

"FUNNY, COMPASSIONATE, AND SHARP" -Phindie [READ THE REVIEW]

"RAW, BOLD, AND ORIGINAL ... A PLAY WITH HUMOR AND HEART" -Broad Street Review [READ THE REVIEW]

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Running Time: Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. There is no intermission.

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