Steven Cosson to Direct Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Armageddon has struck and the grid is down: no TV, no radio, no internet--how will life go on? For one group of tenacious survivors, sitting around a fire and reminiscing about The Simpsons proves to be the greatest escape from despair. Miraculously, from their collective memories, a new industry struggles to be born: a crude theatrical re-creation of the digital culture we can't possibly live without.
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play was commissioned by The Civilians, an investigate theatre troupe based in New York, and developed in partnership with The Civilians, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Playwrights Horizons. Washburn was recognized as a Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award in 2010-11 for this play.
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play will feature Chris Genebach, Kimberly Gilbert, Amy McWilliams, Erika Rose, Steve Rosen, Jenna Sokolowski and James Sugg.
The creative team includes set design by Misha Kachman, costume design by Frank Labovitz, lighting design by Colin K. Bills, sound design by Elisheba Ittoop, and choreography by Diane Coburn Bruning. The play will feature music by Michael Friedman.For more information and tickets, click here.