HOW TO MOURN AN AMERICAN
Written and Performed by Cherrye J. Davis
Directed by Gabriel Stelian-Shanks
Produced by Nilan | Stage Manager: Dara Swisher | Lighting Design: Judy Kagel | Sound Design: Marc Jablonski | Projection Design: Catalin Stelian | Costume and Prop Design: Laurie Goodwoman | Dramaturgical Research: Lucy Powis
Recipient of a 2018 #BARS Alumni Residency, The Public Theater, New York City
Opening Production, 2019 LPAC Rough Draft Festival, New York City
The relationship between America, and the lives lost in her name, is complex and nuanced. From the not-so-Civil War to the World Trade Center, HOW TO MOURN AN AMERICAN chronicles our conversation with death, loss, and the struggle to keep the flame of liberty (in all its forms) alive. Playing nearly a dozen separate characters, writer/performer Cherrye J. Davis developed this work at the Public Theater and the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.