NO MAN'S LAND

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THE TEAM

Written & Directed by: Melissa Moschitto

Devised by the Ensemble

Performances by: Michael Ables, Mariah Freda, Jean Goto, Brian Demar Jones

Dramaturgy by: Lynde Rosario

Scenic Design: Sarah Edkins

Costume Design: Lux Haac

Lighting/Projection Design: Nic Christopher

Sound Design: Christopher Gillard

Producer: Malini Singh McDonald

Assistant Director / Assistant Producer: Alex Randrup

Production Stage Manager: Allison Newcombe

Assistant Stage Manager: Mary Daniel

Artistic & Programming Intern: Sarah Pyatt

Press Representative: Emily Owens

Contributors: Marianne Hardart, Siri Hellerman, Raj Varma, Timothy Edward Craig, Samuel West,* Roy Koshy.*

*Workshop production cast.

This true fairy tale is a dream... until you're #woke.
 

Four actors set out to wrestle to the stage the true story of American Dad, Jeremiah Heaton, who planted a flag in the African desert to make his daughter a true Princess. They attempt to expose this modern day fairy tale’s roots in systemic racism and white privilege. What follows is an outrageous, inappropriate and sometimes painful confrontation with their own bias.

PRODUCTION + DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

Funding Support was provided by The Puffin Foundation and The Yip Harburg Foundation.

2016

 

World Premiere:

TheaterLab, Nov. 17 - Dec.11

Workshop Performance: 

Dixon Place, June

Developmental History
 

Phase One: June 2015 - Exploratory Workshop @ New School for Drama

An exploration of themes: Money, Culture, Status and Land

 

Phase Two: August 2015 - Scripting Workshop @ New School for Drama

Deeper exploration of storytelling styles and characters culminating in a first draft of the script.

 

Phase Three: January 2016 - Scripting & Design Workshop

Goal: engage with design ideas, take a more focused look at the storytelling and character development, engage in deeper conversation about race and privilege.

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"...a thoughtful and entertaining full-throttle investigation... It's uplifting but realistic, courageous but honest. Perhaps it's exactly what theatremakers need to see right now." (Theatre Is Easy)

"...a thoughtful and entertaining full-throttle investigation... It's uplifting but realistic, courageous but honest. Perhaps it's exactly what theatremakers need to see right now." (Theatre Is Easy)

"No Man's Land stakes out new territory... there can be no funnier work about one of our most squirmy topics -- how whites and PoC speak to each other about race -- currently on the New York stage." (EdgeMediaNetwork)

"...this play is everything I love about going to the theater."
(Manhattan With A Twist)

"No Man's Land assertively stakes its claim as an incisive, even necessary, work for the present moment."
(Culture Catch)

INVESTIGATE

Read about the true story that inspired this play on our research website.

 

View our programming series “Re-Frame Your Reference” and suggested anti-racism reading list here.

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Playing in No Man’s Land with
The Anthropologists

By Adam R. Burnett

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Podcast Interview
with the Creative & Producing Team

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Hey Wait... Is That Story Racist?

By ANDREW BLOCK

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Podcast Interview with
Melissa Moschitto & Lynde Rosario