The 2012-2013 season launches an ambitious five-year project that will examine and celebrate the extraordinary people, culture, history and experiences that make our country unique. This season features on all American Character season, and the following four seasons will feature select productions that explore, embody, and attempt to define what it truly means to be an American.
We are more…
The American Character: a phrase that has profound resonance, both inside the theatre and beyond these walls.
This season we embark on a bold artistic journey we cannot undertake without you. For the next five seasons, we will premiere new American plays, re-examine classics, and stage international works that address global perspectives on our country. Through theatre, we will engage in conversations on the touchstone issues of American life that affect us all—our joys, our passions, hopes and fears—and explore together what it means to be an American in today’s world.
We are more than elections, we are more than political parties, we are more than any one ethnicity, religion, age, sexuality, or gender. The cultural fabric of our nation is ever evolving, and it is imperative to reflect those changes through choices in our art. This season, and for the next four seasons, we will hold up a mirror to the events and ideals that continue to shape our country. We’ll show you things you’ll love, things that will move you, and others that will provoke you. We’ll even show some things that will reveal who you are even as you’re asked to walk in another person’s shoes.
Come and see our extraordinary team of creative artists working at the top of their game on ten arresting theatre events that look at revolution, national origins, family, love, race, heartbreak, greed, wisdom, sex, womanhood, real estate, manhood, and love again—all through the prism of what it is to be American.
We hope that as you embark on this voyage from 1776 to My Brilliant Divorce that you feel as excited, engaged, and inspired as we are to be part of this amazing place.
We urge you to come and see everything.
You will find deeply satisfying and surprising ways that the productions connect. They talk to each other.
We know you will love how each play expands our awareness of what it is to be fully alive.
Now. In America.
Michael Donald Edwards