“What a blast. Economics has never been more playfully dissected…[a] gorgeous, gaudy musical.” The Guardian
Rock, gospel and blues, myth to urban legend, New York theatre pioneers the TEAM takes you on a musical voyage through the highs and the lows of the American dream.
Following the mythic journey of a young Dutch couple from Amsterdam to New Amsterdam (known today as New York) in 1624 and a contemporary romance of two jobless lovers in Las Vegas, Mission Drift is a wild musical that charts the rise and fall of capitalism through dance, story-telling and live music.
“We love growth, we just grew too fast”— so they say in Las Vegas.
Performed in English with Chinese surtitles
This production contains some strong language and adult content
Photo from the 2010 work-in-progress production of Mission Drift by Photographer Nick Vaughan
Written by the TEAM in collaboration with
HEATHER CHRISTIAN and SARAH GANCHER
HEATHER CHRISTIAN & the TEAM
LIBBY KING (Catalina Rapalje)
BRIAN HASTERT (Joris Rapalje)
HEATHER CHRISTIAN (Miss Atomic)
MIKAAL SULAIMAN (Momaqui, Mazers, and others)
DAVE POLATO Production Stage Manager
Staging the American Dream
How does one chart 400 years of American history and the meaning of land ownership in the American dream into one rocking musical journey? Let TEAM artistic director Rachel Chavkin and members of the ensemble share their insights with you.
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