The Walk Across America for Mother Earth

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 to Sunday, February 28, 2016
Performance Showtimes: 
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 - 7:30pm
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 - 7:30pm
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 - 2:00pm

A workshop production in partnership with Washington Ensemble Theatre
Written by Taylor Mac
Music by Ellen Maddow
Directed by Ali el-Gasseir

Adult Content. Recommended for ages 18+.

Political activism meets bedazzled drag show in this story about two young friends who flee their suburban upbringing in "Real America" to join a ragtag group of activists on a protest march from D.C. to Nevada. On the road, the group attempts to establish a nomadic utopia, but the marchers continually find themselves divided by unrequited affections, indecision, and a secret hunger for power.

Whimsically blending commedia dell'arte influences with song and dance, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth explores how the idea of community sometimes fails to unite us, and sometimes brings us together in the most unexpected ways.

The Walk Across America for Mother Earth Program (PDF)

Artists

Cast: 
Annie Willis Angie
Andre Brown Kelly
Tatiana Pavela King Arthur
Bridget McKevitt Rainbow Carl
Sami Spring Detzer Marsha
Jess Moss Flower
Skye Edwards Greeter
Hazel Lozano Nick
Jeffrey Azevedo Jimica
Aaron Cammack Beeka
Jenny Kim Creek/Wakenhut
Allen Miller Grass/Wakenhut
Creative Team: 
Ali el-Gasseir Director
Kenrick Fischer Scenic Design
Fawn Bartlett Costume Design
Matthew Webb Lighting Design
James Schreck Sound Design
Jonathan Shue Music Director
Marc Kenison Movement Director
Nina Williams Stage Manager