Brave Ducks, August 2011

Presented By MassBliss Productions
The Living Theater - as part of the 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival
August 2011
By Andrew Belcher
Directed by Simón Adinia Hanukai

Scenic Designer: Rebecca Lord-Surratt
Costume Designer: Michelle Bohn
Lighting Designer: Greg Solomon
Sound Designer: Toby Jaguar Algya
Composer: Dan Teicher
Dramaturg: Meropi Peponides
Graphic Designer: Dan Jimmerson
Stage Manager: Alex Brouwer
Produced by: Mass Bliss Productions, Andrew Belcher, Leah Henoch, Tim Scales

Ito Aghayere, Sean Gabbert, Freddy Gonzalez, Leah Henoch, Rocío López,
Andrea A. McCullough*, Bobby Plasencia*, Brad Thomason*

Live Instrumentation by Jonathan Camuzeaux

* Appeared courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Brave Ducks takes place in the aftermath of a natural disaster, as two strangers unite in their search for loved ones. The unlikely allies navigate the "assistance" of gun-toting Confederates, Bible-thumping Revivalists and an incompetent government as they grapple with an America that says, "You're illegal!"

Playwright Andrew Belcher spent the fall of 2005 running a Red Cross shelter in New Orleans, helping residents who had lost their homes and livelihoods to Hurricane Katrina, and Brave Ducks tells the story of the survivors he assisted. It's a story about natural disasters and how they reveal human failures, how they uncover social inequalities in who is protected and how. The story is just as relevant to today, with current events like the tsunami in Japan or the flooding in the South, as it is to Katrina. Learn more at the production website: