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ARTEMISIA'S INTENT

Artemisia’s Intent​ delivers a captivating physical performance to unearth the life, work, and words of 17th century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Inspired by every proclamation of "me too," The Anthropologists craft a startling portrait of a woman caught at the intersection of power, assault, and art.

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"I'LL SHOW YOU WHAT A WOMAN CAN DO"

GIVE US BREAD

Food prices shot up overnight. Starvation threatened families from Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the Lower East Side to the Bronx. The city did nothing. A group of women came together to demand action. Boycotts accelerated into riots. The year was 1917.

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Based on a remarkable true story.

THIS SINKING ISLAND

Set in a landscape of repurposed material, This Sinking Island uses movement and live music to tell the story of a family who must leave all they've ever known in search of a new home. This performance builds a bridge between understanding climate science and imagining a better and more just future.

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"Where are you coming from? Where will you go?"

NO PANTS IN TUCSON

Indecent! Immoral! Illegal! It’s the year 1883, and an ordinance prohibiting women from wearing pants has been ordered in Tucson. In this subversive new comedy, The Anthropologists dares to calculate the cost of gender oppression today. Find out who wins and who wears the pants.

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"INDECENT. IMMORAL. ILLEGAL."

NO MAN'S LAND

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. What follows is an outrageous, inappropriate and sometimes painful confrontation with

their own bias.

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"This true fairy tale is a dream...

until you're #woke."

THE ANTHROPOLIGISTS
SAVE THE WORLD

A triptych of plays - The Lecture, The Blackout and The Robot -  examine the precarious role of the individual in the age of climate change with screwball comedy, nihilism and dash of good old American bravado.

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"ROBOTS OCCUPY OUR FUTURE"

FOR THE LOVE OF...

For the Love Of... is a constellation of three absurd dance plays. It’s a mash-up of classical text, contemporary movement and pop culture. It’s about dead guys like Chekhov and Kafka and Shakespeare.  It’s about a bookcase. It’s about wanting too much stuff. It’s dance, but it’s not dance.
It’s choreographed emotion.

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"IT'S CHOREOGRAPHED EMOTION"

MAHALLA

 Inspired by the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, MAHALLA captures the spirit of the Arab Spring and juxtaposes it with the Passover story of the Jews' escape from the hands of the Pharaoh. MAHALLA is a vibrant collaborative creation investigating the intersections between food, ritual, and the pursuit of freedom. 

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"JOIN THE REVOLUTION"

ANOTHER PLACE

What if you could build your own universe and leave your troubles behind? Another Place orbits around Cassandra, a physicist who sees the opportunity to literally create a new universe.  In her attempt to create a black hole, multiple times and places collide, opening up new possibilities and complications. 

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"Unpredictable, idiosyncratic and absurd."

#BEAVERS

Beavers on roller skates. Censored performances. Government investigation.
The Anthropologists created a short play as part of Theater In Asylum's FTP Cabaret, two nights of performances celebrating the legacy of the groundbreaking Federal Theatre Project.  
May 13 + 14, 2022 at Jalopy Theater

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BEAVERS EVERYWHERE UNITE!

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