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We believe in ambition, provocation, and conversation.
Launching the careers of some of the American Theater's most notable playwrights.
“These plays are wrestling with what it means to be American today,” said Daniella Topol, Artistic Director. “In what ways has the American Dream left certain individuals behind? How do we overcome our emotional, physical and spiritual isolation? How do we relate to our families and how do we make our own communities? Samuel D. Hunter and Cori Thomas are honest, poignant, funny and captivating writers telling essential and relevant stories.”
Directed by: Davis McCallum (The Whale)
A gutted theater. Two plays. One epic evening. An achingly human exploration of the end of the American experiment.
LEWISTON & CLARKSTON will be presented on a double bill this fall on the Rattlestick Mainstage. It will be the first time ever that the two plays - written to be in conversation with one another - will play the same space. LEWISTON & CLARKSTON reunites playwright Samuel D. Hunter and director Davis McCallum, the award-winning team behind The Whale and at Rattlestick, The Few. This production is supported by The Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation.
Directed By: Kent Gash (Barbeque)
Lockdown tells the story of a writer who agrees to help a longtime inmate craft his parole statement. Their growing bond forms the heart of the play, an intimate and powerful look at the impact of long-term incarceration. Inspired by playwright Cori Thomas's work at San Quentin State Prison, LOCKDOWN explores the magical possibilities for transformation through human connection.