The play takes an unabashed look at preteen girlhood.
Playwrights Horizons’ production of Dance Nation, which officially openedMay 8, has extended its Off-Broadway run for a third and final time. The Relentless Award- and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winning play by Clare Barron, directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans, will now continue through July 1.
In Dance Nation, which began previews April 13 in Playwrights Horizons’ Peter Jay Sharp Theater, an “army” of pre-teen dancers compete for the top prize at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. What follows is a celebration of female ambition, ferocity, and unabashed preteen girlhood.
The cast is made up of Purva Bedi, Eboni Booth, Camila Canó-Flaviá, Ellen Maddow, Christina Rouner, Thomas Jay Ryan, Dina Shihabi, Lucy Taylor, and Ikechukwu Ufomadu.
The production features scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting design by Barbara Samuels, and sound design by Brandon Wolcott. Production stage manager is Erin Gioia Albrecht.
Take a Look at Dance Nation at Playwrights Horizons