September 9th - October 16th, 2022 @ NYTW
A long, long time ago—the ‘90s—in a Walmart far, far away, Erica, our Hero of Ages Lost, pushes her shopping cart—that most sacred ancient vessel of capitalism—through the aisles of a memory play. american (tele)visions is an explosive collision between the American Dream and the American Nightmare—the story of an undocumented Mexican family.
With singular wit and pathos, NYTW Tow Playwright-in-Residence Victor I. Cazares creates an epic multiverse where time is fluid and the characters are refracted through literal televisions, imagined video games, endless Walmart aisles, and a double-wide torn in two. NYTW Usual Suspect Rubén Polendo, founding artistic director of Theater Mitu, directs the multi-media production which includes live performance, live camera feeds and pre-recorded video.
A co-production with New York Theatre Workshop
DIRECTED BY: Rubén PolendoWRITTEN BY: Victor I. CazaresCO-PRODUCED WITH: New York Theatre WorkshopPERFORMED BY: Bianca "b" Norwood, Elia Monte-Brown, Ryan J. Haddad, Raúl Castillo, ClewSCENIC & COSTUME DESIGN: Bretta GereckeADDITIONAL COSTUME DESIGN: Mondo GuerraLIGHTING DESIGN: Jeanette YewTECHNOLOGY DESIGN: Theater Mitu (Kelly Colburn, Alex Hawthorn, Justin Nestor)FIGHT DIRECTOR: J. David BrimmerINTIMACY DIRECTOR: Andy Arden-ReeseVOCAL & TEXT COACH: Dawn Elin-FraserSTAGE MANAGER: Shelley Miles