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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; photo by Zack DeZon

Dance Nation


Peter Jay Sharp Theater

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Young Member Night

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Preview
Post-Performance Discussion
Hear from members of the creative team and artistic staff after the show.
Audio Description

 

Running time is 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.

We recommend this show for ages 15 and up due to strong language and locker room nudity.

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

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Trailer

Dance Nation Trailer

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.

Trailer

Production Photos: Dance Nation

"Sadness, Surprise, Fierce!" The electrifying performers of ‘Dance Nation’ bring their all in Clare Barron's Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winning play.

Footnote: Stand Up and Dance

Clare Barron talks to three teenage dancers about the friendships they've formed through dance, what competition means to them, and what performing has taught them. Also: they dance!

Interview

In Process: Clare Barron

Clare Barron discusses ‘Dance Nation,’ her complicated feelings about ambition and success, and how we carry what happens in our youth throughout the rest of our lives.

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

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.

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.