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Dance Nation by Clare Barron

Vanessa/Dance Moms 

Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at Nationals in Tampa Bay. A play about ambition, growing up, and how to find our souls in the heat of it all, Dance Nation was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and heralded by The New York Times as “A blazingly original play... marvel at how close what you see cuts to the bone.”


Pittsburgh Playhouse - Point Park Conservatory of Performing Arts

Directed by Kelly Trumbull

Choreographed by Crystal Frazier

Video Directed by Antonio Colaruotolo

Scenic Design Johnmichael Bohach

Costume Design Brianna Herr 

Sound Design Howard Patterson

Stage Manager Carly Thompson

The Kings of Delancey Lane


Dance Nation

An original 2 act jukebox musical that follows the lives of 4 life long friends in their final semester of college.  With themes of love, loss, the value of friendship and and the multitude of truth.  Produced by Bridges Theatre Company in the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.  

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Pittsburgh Playhouse - Point Park Conservatory of Performing Arts

Written and Directed by Anna Hanson

Music Arrangements by Tianna Davis, Josh Fried, Tim Van Bloem

Associate Direction and Dramaturgy by Emmy Masteller

Music Direction by Josh Fried

Choreographed by Emily Carpenter, Will Cobb, Austin Schulte, Jesse Chovanec, Sophie McClung

Lighting Design by Sam Crowe

Scenic Design by Noah Glaister

Costume Design by Christen Krasch

Sound Design by Anna Hanson

Intimacy Choreography by Bri Fallahee

Stage Manager: Teagan DeGroen

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