Meet the Cast of Clare Barron's Dance Nation at Playwrights Horizons
Lee Sunday Evans directs the new play, which won the 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
The company of Clare Barron's Dance Nation met the press at their rehearsal studio on March 13. The Playwrights Horizons production, directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans, runs April 13-May 27.
The play is described as follows: "Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they'll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron's raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plié and jeté is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power."
The cast of Dance Nation includes Purva Bedi, Eboni Booth, Camila Canó-Flaviá, Obie Award winner Ellen Maddow, Christina Rouner, Thomas Jay Ryan, Dina Shihabi, Lucy Taylor, and Ikechukwu Ufomadu.
The production has scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting design by Barbara Samuels, and sound design by Brandon Wolcott.