DANCE NATION

A 2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist

DANCE NATION 
by Clare Barron
directed by Shana Gozansky

May 15 – June 13, 2020
Loeb Ex @ American Repertory Theater

“I have seen the future, and it is Dance Nation.” — The Washington Post

Cuteness is death in Dance Nation, where an army of ferocious pre-teen girls (and Luke) are ready to claw their way to Nationals and heal the world through dance.

A play about 13-year-olds portrayed by a cast of all ages, Clare Barron’s 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist is a brimming cauldron of adolescent rage and joy, a forcible reminder of the girls we were, back when anything was still possible.



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Cast




PLAYWRIGHT & PRODUCTION STAFF


  • Aislinn Brophy
    Aislinn is an actress and arts administrator based in the Boston area. She graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in Theater, Dance & Media, and is grateful to have been a part of TDM’s very first graduating class. She is thrilled to return to Company One after having previously assistant directed HYPE MAN. Recent theater credits include MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Brown Box Theatre Project), CLOUD 9 (Central Square Theater), and A STORY BEYOND (Liars and Believers). aislinnbrophy.com

  • Christina Everett
    Recent theater credits: An American Celebration (The Christmas Revels); Romeo & Juliet (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); “Running on E” (Improbable Players); The House that will not Stand (Front Porch Collaborative); ‘How Long Must We Wait?” (History at Play). A member of SAG/AFTRA since 2006, Chris’ screen credits include, “EQ2”, “R.I.P.D.” and “TED”. Films in post-production; “I Care A Lot”, “The Good House” and “Godmothered”. Television: “Castle Rock” and “SMILF”. Musicals: The Hairy Scary: A Musical Swamp Odyssey and This is Treatment.

  • Tatiana Gil
    Tatiana is Boston based actor, playwright, and dramaturg. She is thrilled to making her Company One acting debut alongside an incredible ensemble and creative team. She studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in NYC, and holds a BFA in Theater Arts from Boston University. Her favorite dramaturgy credits include Hype Man and Leftovers at Company One theater. As a playwright, Tatiana has had her one act plays about the Latinx experience produced at the Oberon theater the last three years with Yo soy LOLA, a collective that seeks to change the Latina narrative in the USA. Currently, she is a resident artist with The Theater Offensive where she and her collaborator, Eddie Maisonet are creating and producing an interview based theatrical experience taking place at Hibernian Hall that seeks to breathe life, healing, and celebration for and about folks who have experienced displacement as a result of gentrification here in the JP and Roxbury neighborhoods. www.tatianaisabel.com

  • John J. King
    John is part Texan and part Tyrannosaur, and lives in Boston where he makes plays in all kinds of ways. He has a B.A. in Theatre & English from SUNY Boondocks, and an accent from his mama. John’s plays have been produced in Boston by Vaquero Playground, SpeakEasy Stage, and Company One Theatre. Check out JJK’s new play, MUSEUM PIECE, in development with SpeakEasy Stage’s Boston Project. www.J-RexPlays.com

  • Kim Klasner
    Kim is thrilled to be in her third Company One production. Recent credits include VIETGONE (Company One), WINTER PANTO: PAUL BUNYAN AND THE BLUE SNOW (Imaginary Beasts), A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY (Flat Earth Theatre), PEERLESS (Company One), MISS PENITENTIARY (Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company) and LANGUAGE OF ANGELS (Happy Medium Theatre). Kim also serves as Fresh Ink Theatre’s Public Relations Coordinator. She would like to thank C1 for the opportunity to be in DANCE NATION and her loved ones for their support, especially B.

  • Angele Maraj
    Angele is delighted to be making her Company One debut. Previous credits include HANG (Two), WEST SIDE STORY (Rosalia), IN THE HEIGHTS (Abuela Claudia) and XANADU (Calliope). Most recently she was seen in the ensemble of LEGALLY BLONDE (Footlight Club) and performed in a staged reading/concert of a new musical in development, SPECIAL, by Danielle Pinals. She thanks her family, friends and dearest James for their constant support and love.

  • James Wechsler
    James is a Boston based actor with a BFA in Performance from Salem State University. Recent credits include AS YOU LIKE IT (Brown Box); DANGEROUS LIAISONS (Central Square); HAMLET (Brown Box); and PEERLESS (Company One), as well as various one-offs and workshops around the local area.

  • Veronica Wiseman
    Veronica Anastasio Wiseman is honored to be in DANCE NATION, her first show with Company One. Notable past shows: THE AUDACITY, TIMBUKTU USA, CLEANLINESS,GODLINESS & MADNESS, 27 TIPS FOR BANISHING THE BLUES, TALK TO AT ME & REAL REALSIM (Sleeping Weazel) MY STATION IN LIFE, THE LAST SCHWARTZ (Gloucester Stage) OLD MONEY (Commonwealth Shakespeare) MRS. PACKARD, MUD BLUE SKY, SALOME (Bridge Rep) SPEECH & DEBATE, THE GOAT OR WHO IS SYLVIA? – IRNE Nomination (Bad Habit Productions). XOXOH

  • Shana Gozansky
    Shana is a freelance director and teaching artist. She has directed at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Gloucester Stage Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theater, Central Square Theater, Trinity Repertory Company, The Hangar Theatre, The Calderwood Arts Pavilion, Emerson College, Clark University, and The College of the Holy Cross and throughout New York City. MFA: Brown University/Trinity Rep. Proud member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, a Drama League Directing Fellow, and an Associate Member of SDC.

  • Jessica Scout Malone
    Please view Jessica's bio on the C1 Staff page.

  • Danielle Domingue Sumi
    Danielle is treasured for ingenuity and leadership in theatrical production. Inspired through diversity and humility; Danielle has created with many international companies. Recent design: AHMAL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS (LACHSA, Los Angeles), MISS YOU LIKE HELL (Company One Theater, Boston), AS WE BABBLE ON (EWP, Los Angeles), LAGRIME DI SAN PIETRO (LAMC, Los Angeles); assistant design: BERNSTEIN’S MASS (LAP, Los Angeles), THE INDIAN QUEEN (Perm Opera, Teatro Real, ENO); supervision: ALLEGIANCE THE MUSICAL (EWP with JACCC, Los Angeles).

  • Jennifer Fok
    Jennifer is a New York City-based Lighting Designer for theatre and dance. Select designs seen at Lincoln Center Education, HERE Arts Center, Portland Stage, Theatre At Monmouth, Teatro Sea, NCPA Beijing, Queens Theatre In The Park, Flynn Space, Ars Nova, Luna Stage, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, New Rep, Flint Repertory Theatre, Detroit Public Theatre, Wild Project, Jack, Martha Graham Studio, The New School For Drama, among others. For C1, Really, and Vietgone. jenfok.carbonmade.com

  • Jennifer Butler
    Jennifer is a Boston Based Props designer working with Company One for the first time. Selected favorite credits include: PARADE (Moonbox Productions), THE SOUND OF MUSIC(Reagle Music Theatre), 1776 (New Repertory Theatre), BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY and FUN HOME (SpeakEasy Stage Co.), and SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. When she is not working on a show, she can be found in a dance studio with tap shoes on. WWW.JENNIFERBUTLERDESIGNS.COM

  • Lawrence E. Moten III
    [Off-Broadway] STEW (PAGE 73) HOW TO LOAD A MUSKET & THE WHITE CHIP (59E59) BEHIND THE SHEET (Ensemble Studio Theatre) [Regional] GLORIA (American Conservatory Theater) FEEDING BEATRICE (St. Louis Rep) NATIVE SON (Playmakers Rep) HOUSE OF JOY (Cal Shakes); A HUMAN BEING, OF A SORT (Williamstown); THE ROYALE, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (Capital Rep); HYPE MAN (Company One); Resident Scenic Designer: National Playwrights Conference (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center) ’18,’19,’20; Member: Local USA 829. Lecturer: Rutgers & Princeton University. BFA Ithaca College. @motendesigns

  • Lynn Wilcott
    This is Lynn's sixth production with Company One; previous C1 effects credits include GREEN EYES, HOOKMAN, DRY LAND, AN OCTAROON, and REVOLT, SHE SAID.... She has been a Designated Blood Donor for many Boston theatre companies, including Flat Earth Theatre, Fresh Ink, Hub Theatre Company, Theatre on Fire, and Improv Boston. She would like to thank her gorgeous family and hilarious friends for their continued support and inspiration. XXXX to the Most Favored Weirdo.

  • Audrey Seraphin
    Audrey is a performer, creator, and arts administrator native to Boston. By day, she works as the Membership & Capacity Building Manager at ArtsBoston, where she runs the Network of Arts Administrators of Color (NAAC). Audrey moonlights as the Community Engagement Director at The Front Porch Arts Collective, a black theatre company dedicated to eradicating racial injustice in Boston. Recent directorial works include CORIOLANUS, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, and THIS IS NOT A TRUE STORY.

  • Jake Mariño
    Jake is very excited to be working with Company One once again for DANCE NATION. Jake is a graduate of Suffolk University (BA Theatre, '18). Previous assistant stage management credits include GREATER GOOD (w/ Company One!); NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM (Actors' Shakespeare Project); and NOT MEDEA and THE NETHER (Flat Earth Theatre). Stage management credits include ONE STATE, TWO STATE, RED STATE, BLUE STATE (Suffolk University); A GOOD DEATH (AKA Theatre); and WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT (Hub Theatre Company).

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