by jaclyn backhaus. world premiere. premiered: clubbed thumb, wild project, nyc. june 2015. premiered: playwrights horizons, nyc. july 2016 directed by will davis. sets: arnulfo maldonado. costumes: asta bennie hostetter. lights: solomon weisbard. sound: jane shaw. photography: arnulfo maldonado, elke young.
"And the cast, the director and the design team — which includes Arnulfo Maldonado (sets), Ásta Bennie Hostetter (costumes), Solomon Weisbard (lighting) and Jane Shaw (whose sound design makes room for sweeping cinematic epic music) — delightfully recreate the rhythms, rush and terror of life on the water. This is achieved with four portable prows (standing in for full-bodied boats), some rope and wittily synchronized body movements." -- on MEN ON BOATS, New York Times.
"Arnulfo Maldonado’s stark set design, featuring an almost entirely empty stage backed by a black and white image of the surrounding land, shifts as the play goes on, to allow for a final, beautiful stage picture." -- on MEN ON BOATS, Theatre Is Easy.