Playwright Michael Niederman and I developed this world premiere through readings and workshops, including the TRU Reading Series. It was produced by Ignited States Production Company at the Workshop Theatre in Manhattan.
To Barcelona! was about three Jewish Communists trying to sneak across the border to fight in the Spanish Civil War and the WASP OSS officer trying to turn one of them into an informer. Described by the playwright as a play that uses political theory to evolve character the way a musical uses songs, the production’s challenge was to deliver complex language clearly and to find a dynamic physical life in verbose scenes.
Starring: Alex Emmanuel, Anna Gutto, Marty Keiser, Gregory Lay, and Eric Rice.
Line Producer: Julie Griffith
Set Designer: Blair Mielnik
Costume Designer: David Withrow
Light Designer: David Bengali
Sound Designer: Martha Goode
Props Designer: Stephanie Tucci
Stage Manager: Chrissie Santiago