by Clare Barron
directed by Shannon Sindelar
March 6 - 29, 2020


Pulitzer Prize Finalist, 2019

winner - susan smith blackburn prize, 2017

Run time:
105 minutes
*no intermission
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Nudity, Sexual Situations


The story

DANCE NATION features an army of preteen competitive dancers who are plotting 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. A play about ambition, growing up, and how to be ourselves in the heat of it all, this exciting portrait of a competitive middle-school dance troupe explores both the exhilaration and the raw terror of being a kid through the story of a group of thirteen-year-olds played by a cast of adult actors.

Don’t miss this Pulitzer Prize Finalist that was on every 2018 Theatre Top Ten List in New York. This groundbreaking exploration of girlhood is full of humor, suspense, and high-energy dancing.

[Playwright Clare Barron’s] glorious new work ‘Dance Nation’... conjures the passionate ambivalence of early adolescence with such being-there sharpness and poignancy that you’re not sure whether to cringe, cry or roar with happiness.
— The New York Times

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