Who do we let in? This simple question resonates across the entirety of our lives today, ranging in scale from family feuds to geopolitical crises. In The Refugees, written and directed by Stephen Kaliski, a jaded queen and her activist children struggle to answer it, each side fiercely opposed over whether their prosperous realm should offer asylum to masses of immigrants displaced by climate change.
Set in an imagined world that blends Ancient Greek myth with the realities of today, The Refugees electrifies one of the most urgent issues of our time with humor, humanity, and a passionate appeal to the power of civic engagement.
Throughout the run, Adjusted Realists is partnering with Women for Afghan Women (WAW), a local NYC refugee organization, to include ancillary educational programming along with action-oriented steps audience members can take coupled with the live viewing experience.
ADJUSTED REALISTS in association with Weber State University presents THE REFUGEES Written and Directed by Stephen Kaliski Co-Directed by Matt Mastromatteo
Starring Robert K. Benson*, Jonathan Nathaniel Dingle-El, Carolina Đỗ*, Josue Guerrero, Lily Hilden, Suzanne Lenz*, Jeremiah Maestas* Matt Mastromatteo, Rachel McPhee*, Valerie Clayman Pye*,Grace Zito
Movement Direction Matt Mastromatteo Scenic Design Anita Tripathi Lighting Design Kaylin Gess Costume Design Kahei Shum Sound Design Jessica Greenberg Dramaturgy Jennifer A. Kokai
Production Stage Manager Lyndsey Barratt Technical Director DJ Pike
Associate Costume Design Beth Killion Assistant Sound Design Grace Heinz Assistant Lighting Design Marley Keith Associate Technical Director Porter Lance Assistant Stage Managers Adam Hellewell, Jacob Watts Production Assistants Tichelle Blaylock, Caleb Campbell
*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. This production is a Equity Approved Showcase.
June 4 - 26, 2022 Tickets: $35
A.R.T./New York Theatres Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre 502 West 53rd Street (at 10th Ave) New York, NY 10019 C/E to 50th Street, N/R/W to 49th Street, 1 to 50th Street, B/D to 7th Av
Performance space for this production was subsidized by the A.R.T./New York Theatres Rental Subsidy Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).