Theater in Asylum Presents: The Nobodies Who Were Everybody

by Jalopy Theatre
Theater in Asylum Presents: The Nobodies Who Were Everybody Artistic Director Paul Bedard
Dates: August 3 (Preview), 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at 8 PM; August 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 3 PM 

A national crisis. An economic catastrophe. Marches. Breadlines. Riots. The year is 1935 and the Great Depression is roaring. Six theater artists find themselves newly employed by the New Deal's Federal Theatre Project. Playing everybody from Macbeth to Mussolini on stage, these hardworking, dedicated but unsung artists bond over their work on some of the Project’s great plays. But now in 2023, the Federal Theatre Project no longer exists, and hasn't for 84 years. What happened?

The Nobodies Who Were Everybody gives voice to the thousands of incredible artists, the "nobodies," who powered the Federal Theatre Project, and examines why it is still so difficult to give artists––and audiences––the support we all deserve.

Presented in partnership with Jalopy Theatre.

Tickets: $30 General Admission, $40 Hero Admission, $20 Student/Artist/Low Income Admission. All performances will have a $0 ticket option for those who need it.

About Theater in Asylum
Theater in Asylum (TIA) is a New York-based theater company founded in 2010 to challenge and empower its community. TIA joyfully pursues rigorous research and an ensemble-driven approach to theater-making to create performances that investigate our past, interpret our present, and imagine our future. TIA prizes space to process, space to question—asylum—for its members and community.