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The company of Dance Nation. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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Eboni Booth and Ikechukwu Ufomadu. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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The company of Dance Nation. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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The company of Dance Nation. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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The company of Dance Nation. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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Clare Barron

Dance Nation


Peter Jay Sharp Theater

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     APR 13*
7:30 PM
APR 14*
7:30 PM
APR 15*
2:00 PM ●
7:00 PM
APR 16APR 17*
7:30 PM
APR 18*
7:30 PM▲

APR 19*
7:30 PM
Young Member Night

APR 20*
7:30 PM
APR 21*
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
APR 22*
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
APR 23APR 24*
7:30 PM▲
APR 25*
7:30 PM
APR 26*
7:30 PM
APR 27*
7:30 PM
APR 28*
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
APR 29*
2:00 PM ▲ 
7:00 PM

APR 30
MAY 1*
7:30 PM
MAY 2*
7:30 PM
MAY 3*
7:30 PM
MAY 4*
7:30 PM
MAY 5*
2:00 PM 
7:30 PM
MAY 6*
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
MAY 7*
7:30 PM
MAY 8
Opening Night
MAY 9

MAY 10
7:30 PM
MAY 11
7:30 PM
MAY 12
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
MAY 13
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
MAY 14MAY 15
7:30 PM
MAY 16
7:30 PM
MAY 17
7:30 PM
MAY 18
7:30 PM
MAY 19
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
MAY 20
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
MAY 21MAY 22
7:30 PM
MAY 23
7:30 PM
MAY 4
7:30 PM
MAY 25
7:30 PM
MAY 26
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
MAY 27
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
      
Preview
Post-Performance Discussion
Hear from members of the creative team and artistic staff after the show.
Audio Description

 

Age recommendation: 15+
Dance Nation runs 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.

On Sale Dates
 Feb 20Feb 27Mar 13Mar 20
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Performance dates and times are subject to change.

Reviews

Playwrights' Perspectives

Playwright’s Perspective: Dance Nation

I wanted to write this play because I wanted to present a different picture of teenage girls onstage. One where trauma wasn’t the central narrative. One where “being the best” was.

Essay

The American Voice: No Pudding

Clare is far from invisible in her plays; or, more precisely, Clare has become far from invisible. If anything, the progression of her writing shows an increasing emergence of herself in her work.

Essay

Backstory: Smile for Me

Laying bare the raw humanity of her characters across the rich continuum of their lives, Clare throws down a gauntlet: she insists on a representation of women that is more multivalently human.

Essay

From the Artistic Director: Dance Nation

Power surges everywhere through Dance Nation. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a play that captures as fully the breadth and depth of the adolescent experience, and certainly not one about adolescent girls.
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