Dear Friends of TIA,
We are thrilled to announce that tickets are now on sale for our next production, The Nobodies Who Were Everybody, running August 3-20, 2023 at the Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook Brooklyn. (This is the same place we presented our last production, Occupy Prescott.)
Tickets range from $0-$40 and are available to purchase here. There are shows at 8pm (Thu, Fri, Sat) and 3pm (Sat and Sun) and the running time is ~90 minutes with no intermission (what all theater should be).
Thank you for all your support to get this show off the ground. We hope you will join us for this exciting new production, presented in partnership with Jalopy!
Paul, Katie, and Kathryn
p.s. And after you buy your ticket for The Nobodies, join us at our next Cold Reading!
About the Show
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 not famous––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.
*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
The Creative Team
Co-Directors: Paul Bedard and Katie Palmer
Lighting Design: Dan Stearns
Stage Management: Cody Hom and Sarah Biery
Scenic and Prop Design: Gizel Buxton
Costume Design: Brynne Oster-Bainnson
Dramaturgy by Al Parker
Produced by Kathryn Appleton
Theater in Asylum (TIA) is a New York-based theater company founded in 2010 to challenge and empower our community. TIA joyfully pursues a rigorous research and an ensemble-driven approach to theater-making. We create performances to investigate our past, interpret our present, and imagine our future. We prize space to process, space to question—asylum—for ourselves and our community.