Free Virtual Performance
pen/man/ship

Written by Christina Anderson
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien
Produced by Molière in the Park


Saturday, December 12, 2020
2 & 7pm ET
LIVE Online • In English
Closed captioning available in French

Ship’s Log: 1896. A father boards a ship and leads a mysterious expedition bound for Africa. In tow are his troubled son, a rebellious young woman, and a skeptical crew. On the open sea, an unexpected detour resurrects family secrets and reveals true intentions, fundamentally changing the course of the journey—and their lives.

Christina Anderson creates a telling parable about violence, betrayal, faith, and freedom in this moving maritime epic. Directed by Lucie Tiberghien, Molière in the Park founder.

Performance: 90 minutes
Post-Show Q&A: 20 minutes

Cast

Crystal Lucas-Perry
Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day at The Public Theater;
Lucille Lortel Award-winning performance in Ain’t No Mo’

Kevin Mambo
Fela! on Broadway; Netflix’s Luke Cage

Jared McNeill
Peter Brook’s Battlefield; The Suit at BAM

Postell Pringle
Othello: The Remix at the Westside Theater

Photo (clockwise): Crystal Lucas-Perry, Kevin Mambo, Jared McNeill, Postell Pringle

Playwright

Christina Anderson is a playwright, TV writer, educator, and creative.

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    • Her plays have appeared at The Goodman Theatre, OSF, The Public Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Rep, and other theaters in the United States and Canada. Awards and honors include: 2020 United States Artists Fellow, MacDowell Fellowship, Lily Awards Harper Lee Prize, Herb Alpert Award nomination, Barrymore Nomination, and New Dramatists Residency. Her work has appeared multiple times on the annual Kilroy’s List, an industry survey of excellent new works by female playwrights. She is also the winner of the Lucille Lortel Fellowship. Christina’s plays include: HOW TO CATCH CREATION; THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME; MAN IN LOVE; PEN/MAN/SHIP; THE ASHES UNDER GAIT CITY; and BLACKTOP SKY. She taught playwriting at Wesleyan University, Rutgers University, SUNY Purchase College, and served as the interim Head of Playwriting at Brown University. Christina recently worked as a television staff writer on the CBS drama TOMMY. Current projects include: producing an album of instrumental hip hop music titled THE MONTAGE FLOW, and writing her first tv pilot THE ONLY ISAAC.

Creative & Production Team

Director: Lucie Tiberghien, Molière in the Park founder
Producer: Garth Belcon
Production Manager: Thyra Hartshorn
Technology Consulting Group: Liminal Entertainment Technologies, LLC
Video Engineer: Andy Carluccio
Set Designer: Lina Younes
Costume Designer: Ari Fulton
Light Designer: Marie Yokoyama
Sound Designer: Victoria Deiorio
Animator: Emily Rawson
Sound Engineer: Daniel Williams
Assistant Video Engineer: Jonathan Kokotajlo
Production Stage Manager: Madison Lane
French Translation and Title Supervisor: Chloe Noble
Storyboard Artist: Rhea D’Souza