New York University | Gallatin School | 2018
By Anne Washburn
with music by Michael Friedman
Co-Director | Ben Steinfeld
Music Director | Andrew Goehring
Scenic Design | D’Vaughn Agu
Costume Design | Becky Bodurtha
Lighting Design | Jacob Zedek
What will endure when the cataclysm arrives —when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we’re faced with the task of rebuilding? How does a society survive through its stories after the death of the technologies that embodied their narratives? Anne Washburn’s dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. Mr. Burns is a fascinating and theatrical exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.
Cast: Cheryle Chong, Sylvia Coopersmith, Mouli Ghosh, Kate He, Liam Pitt, Polina Pittell, Nic Sanchez, Emily Trend, and Katie Zimmerman.