Playwrights Horizons Announces Casting for Clare Barron's Dance Nation
The world premiere's creative team has also been announced.
Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for Dance Nation, the world premiere of a new play by Clare Barron (You Got Older). Directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans ([Porto]), the play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2017-18 Season.
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 will feature 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 will feature scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting design by Barbara Samuels, and sound design by Brandon Wolcott.