the cradle will rock.
       
     
 choreography: maddy apple.  md: michael bennett.   scenic: jason sherwood.  costumes: kelsie pelletier.  lights: marika kent.  sound: dan crowley. 
       
     
 The year is 1937 and people are merely trying to survive in the face of economic depression. Marc Blitzstein writes  The Cradle Will Rock  as an artistic response, giving a voiceless people an artistic expression through which to cry out, causing a political stir, and making American history. Our production, set in 2012, as if America were faced with another depression, centers around a group of NYU undergrads who are forced to withdraw from school and leave university housing for not being able to pay their tuition. When they discover they have nowhere else to go, they establish a communal camp in Washington Square Park and do whatever it takes to stay alive, often leading to unimaginable activities as a means to pay for their next meal. On a cold night in late January, the students feel helpless, voiceless, and alone despite their numbers. One student remembers a piece of theatre that riled up American senses during the last depression and caused people to examine the way their lives and morals were affected by the financial crisis:  The Cradle WillRock . The students band together in the park and fight back against the greed of institutions by performing Blitzstein’s text, making sure their unified voices heard by anyone who is brave enough to listen to their cries.
       
     
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the cradle will rock.
       
     
the cradle will rock.

by marc blitzstein.

tisch new theatre/atlas theatre/washington square park (co-pro with city of new york)//2010.

photos by sasha arutyunova. 

 choreography: maddy apple.  md: michael bennett.   scenic: jason sherwood.  costumes: kelsie pelletier.  lights: marika kent.  sound: dan crowley. 
       
     

choreography: maddy apple.

md: michael bennett. 

scenic: jason sherwood.

costumes: kelsie pelletier.

lights: marika kent.

sound: dan crowley. 

 The year is 1937 and people are merely trying to survive in the face of economic depression. Marc Blitzstein writes  The Cradle Will Rock  as an artistic response, giving a voiceless people an artistic expression through which to cry out, causing a political stir, and making American history. Our production, set in 2012, as if America were faced with another depression, centers around a group of NYU undergrads who are forced to withdraw from school and leave university housing for not being able to pay their tuition. When they discover they have nowhere else to go, they establish a communal camp in Washington Square Park and do whatever it takes to stay alive, often leading to unimaginable activities as a means to pay for their next meal. On a cold night in late January, the students feel helpless, voiceless, and alone despite their numbers. One student remembers a piece of theatre that riled up American senses during the last depression and caused people to examine the way their lives and morals were affected by the financial crisis:  The Cradle WillRock . The students band together in the park and fight back against the greed of institutions by performing Blitzstein’s text, making sure their unified voices heard by anyone who is brave enough to listen to their cries.
       
     

The year is 1937 and people are merely trying to survive in the face of economic depression. Marc Blitzstein writes The Cradle Will Rock as an artistic response, giving a voiceless people an artistic expression through which to cry out, causing a political stir, and making American history. Our production, set in 2012, as if America were faced with another depression, centers around a group of NYU undergrads who are forced to withdraw from school and leave university housing for not being able to pay their tuition. When they discover they have nowhere else to go, they establish a communal camp in Washington Square Park and do whatever it takes to stay alive, often leading to unimaginable activities as a means to pay for their next meal. On a cold night in late January, the students feel helpless, voiceless, and alone despite their numbers. One student remembers a piece of theatre that riled up American senses during the last depression and caused people to examine the way their lives and morals were affected by the financial crisis: The Cradle WillRock. The students band together in the park and fight back against the greed of institutions by performing Blitzstein’s text, making sure their unified voices heard by anyone who is brave enough to listen to their cries.

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