With over 400 years of history, legend, and pop culture as its sources, Little Lord reconstructs the American myth of Pocahontas in their fifth full-length stage work, Pocahontas, and/or America. Taking up the mantle of the early 19th-century dramatists who invented the American theater, Pocahontas, and/or America recreates our country's origins through the lens of the immortal Indian princess, belle sauvage, Pocahontas. Using contemporary historical accounts, 19th-century melodramas, YMCA Indian guides, archaeological research, and more, Little Lord digs into disputed histories to find out if it's still even possible to make a patriotic piece of theater.
Part historical pageant, part roadside attraction, Little Lord corrupts over 400 years offact and fiction to grant America the founding myth we all deserve.
Pocahontas, and/or America features Kaaron Briscoe*, Das Elkin, Joshua William Gelb, Stephanie Hsu (Life and Times), Polly Lee* (Marie Antoinette at Yale Rep/ART), Alan Tyson, Laura von Holt, and Enrico D. Wey* (War Horse, THEM at PS122/Abrons).
Pocahontas, and/or America is created by Little Lord; directed by Michael Levinton; written by Michael Levinton and Laura von Holt; set and costume design by Elizabeth Barrett Groth; lighting design by Natalie Robin; choreography by Randi Kleiner. Stage Managed by Kaitlin Nemeth, Assistant Stage Manager Richard Drake.ProductionManager:JeremyPape. For more information, visit www.littlelordpocahontas.com.
The Bushwick Starr theater is located at 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY [between Irving and Wyckoff]. Via Subway take the L Train to Jefferson Street, exit at Starr Street, walk against traffic on Starr, and the theater is 3/4 of a block on the right. For detailed driving directions visit: www.thebushwickstarr.org/DIRECTIONS.
Tickets are $18.00 at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/322830. More info at www.thebushwickstarr.org.
Little Lord is a Brooklyn-based theater company that produces fun, irreverent, and intelligent theater, merging big-scale theatricality with small-sized resources. Focusing on offbeat adaptations of classic (or neglected) texts, Little Lord plunders the theatrical canon in order to forge new plays from old parts. Originally formed in 2007 under the guidance of Target Margin Theater, Little Lord has since brought their signature homemade aesthetic to venues such as the Bushwick Starr, HERE Arts Center, the OHIO Theater, the Chocolate Factory Theater, Incubator Arts Project, and the Brick. Little Lord makes smart, lively, extensively researched, unexpected theater that is accessible without being "easy." With every show, they aim to create an atmosphere of shared experience in which nostalgia, discovery, densely-layered cultural references, and a simultaneous delight in and irreverence towards text all combine to make a whole that is far more than the sum of its many parts. www.littlelord.org
Little Lord is: Sarah Bishop-Stone, Associate Producer / Dramaturg; Jane Jung, Producer; Michael Levinton, Artistic Director; Laura von Holt, Associate Artistic Director
The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award winning non profit theater that presents an annual Season of new work in theater, dance, and puppetry. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance. The Bushwick Starr's mission is to help ambitious artists and ambitious audiences find each other. We provide a springboard for emerging professional artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established performance companies come to experiment and innovate. Our past seasons have included new work from cutting edge companies such as The Debate Society, Half Straddle, Witness Relocation, Performance Lab 115, and Banana Bag & Bodice.