The TEAM returns to Performance Space 122 with the US premiere of the award-winning, contemporary musical Mission Drift, following a critically acclaimed European tour of the work. Combining atomic blasts, Elvis gyrations and lizard ballet with original music by Heather Christian (2011 Off-Off-Broadway Innovator to Watch, Time Out New York), Mission Drift is an epic journey East and West in search of the soul of American capitalism. The work interweaves the story of two immortal Dutch teens who travel west from 1624 Amsterdam to modern-day Las Vegas with an intimate portrait of a contemporary Vegas cocktail waitress laid-off due to the financial collapse. "What a blast," declares The Guardian, "the company fulfill all their much-hyped promise in this gorgeous, gaudy musical."
Renowned for fusing American history, myth, and contemporary stories, the TEAM, under the direction of Obie award-winner Rachel Chavkin, conceived of Mission Drift before the collapse of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Yet in this timely work, the company wrestles with questions that are at the forefront of our current economic and political climate: How did we arrive at this financial crisis? How do we recover as individuals and as a country? What are our hopes for the future? Mission Drift was awarded the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize, the Scotsman Fringe First and the Herald Angel Awards.
Mission Drift performs as part of the COIL 2012 Festival.