Dance Nation


May 8, 2020 to May 23, 2020

Finalist! 2018 Pulitzer Prize
Winner! 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
Best Theatre of 2018 New York Times
Best Theatre of 2018 The Washington Post
Best Theatre of 2018 Forbes
Best Theatre of 2018 BuzzFeed
Best Theatre of 2018 The Stage
Best Theatre of 2018 Vulture
Best Theatre of 2018 Independent

Cuteness is death
Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots 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. But in Clare Barron’s raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plié and jeté is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.

"A blazingly original play [...] marvel at how close what you see cuts to the bone." - The New York Times