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America is Hard to See Life Jacket Theatre Company

The Making of AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE

About the show

During the late fall of 2015, members of LIFE JACKET THEATRE COMPANY travelled to southern Florida to interview the residents of Miracle Village, a rural community for sex offenders buried deep in sugarcane fields.

The team has transformed its research into a moving and unflinching play about darkness, uncertainty, and the painful process of healing in small-town America.

This play uses a fusion of personal interviews and found text crafted by TRAVIS RUSS, award-winning playwright and director, as well as traditional Methodist hymns and original songs composed and arranged by PRISCILLA HOLBROOK, from the band SUSAN JANE.

AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE is produced by Life Jacket Theatre Company whose recent production of GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY (HERE, 2016), was a Critics' Pick by the New York Times and Time Out New York (★★★★) and was nominated for a 2017 Drama Desk Award, seven 2016 New York Innovative Theatre Awards, and two 2017 Henry Hewes Design Awards (granted by the American Theatre Wing). 

Credits

Playwright, Director, & Set Design: Travis Russ
Composer & Music Director: Priscilla Holbrook
Research & Development Team: Travis Russ, Anthony Dvarskas, Amelia Parenteau, Priscilla Holbrook
Lighting Designer: Solomon Weisbard
Costume Designer: Andrea Hood
Production Stage Manager: Kristina Vnook
Line Producer: Ryan Bogner
Casting Director: Dale Brown
Press Agent: Matt Ross Public Relations
Cast: Ken Barnett*, John Carlin*, Joyce Cohen*, Amy Gaither Hayes*, David Spadora*, Valerie Gareth Tidball

Produced by Life Jacket Theatre Company 

Image by Noah Rabinowitz

*Indicates member of Actor's Equity Association.

Tickets

$35-45

Jan 30 - Feb 24, 2018

Tue, January 30 @ 8:30pm
Wed-Sat @ 8:30pm

Running time: 90 minutes with no intermission

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