Underground Railroad Game

Underground Railroad Game – 2013-2018

“Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.” – Sojourner Truth

Underground Railroad Game wins the Obie Award for Best New American Theatre Work!

Currently available for touring with Ars Nova. For inquiries/more info click here.

Forget everything you thought you knew about history. No more tedious memorization. No more boring dates and facts related to distant people and events. We take history off the page and make it real again. All aboard for a perilous and sexy journey through time with…Underground Railroad Game! Whether you’re a winner or a loser, you’re always a learner!

A play by Jenn Kidwell and Scott Sheppard, in association with Lightning Rod Special. This work has been previewed at various stages in development in Philadelphia, New Orleans, and at Roger Williams University. It made its Philadelphia premiere with FringeArts in September, 2015 and returned to FringeArts May 11-21st of 2016.

The show made its Off-Broadway debut with Ars Nova in 2016,  was extended twice, and ran to sold-out NYC audiences Sept. 13-Nov. 11th. Ben Brantley named Underground Railroad Game one of the top ten theatre experiences of 2016.

Upcoming Performances:

JUNE 1-5, 2017 • THEATER DER WELT, HAMBURG, GERMANY
APRIL 4-29, 2018 • WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATER COMPANY, WASHINGTON, DC

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Press

Ben Brantley Best of 2016

Washington Post review of 2016 Ars Nova production

New York Times review of 2016 Ars Nova production

Interview with Marty Moss-Coane on Radio Times

Newsworks review of 2015 FringeArts production

DC Metro review of 2015 FringeArts production

Inquirer review of 2015 FringeArts production

NOLA Defender review of 2013 production.

ANT Fest video interview with Jenn on 2014 production.

Credits

Lead Artists – Jenn Kidwell and Scott Sheppard

Co-Creators/Performers – Jenn Kidwell and Scott Sheppard

Director – Taibi Magar

Scenic Design – Steven Dufala

Production Design/ Costume Design – Tilly Grimes

Lighting Design – Oona Curley

Sound Design – Mikaal Sulaiman

Prop Design – Emilie Grossman

Director 2013-2015 – Sarah Sanford

2013-2015 Sound Design – Alex Bechtel

2013-2015 Costume Design – Katherine Fritz