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American Dreams runs 75 minutes with no intermission

Written by: Leila Buck
Directed by: Tamilla Woodard

Created and Developed By:
Leila Buck and Tamilla Woodard with Jens Rasmussen,
in collaboration with Osh Ghanimah, Imran Sheikh, and the company
With Ali Andre Ali, Leila Buck, India Nicole Burton, Jens Rasmussen, Imran Sheikh, Andrew Aaron Valdez


October 20, 2020-October 25, 2020

Imagine a world where the only way to gain U.S. citizenship is by competing in a live online game show. Welcome to American Dreams where each night you, the audience, gets to choose who will become your new neighbor. This playful participatory performance takes a page from America’s favorite game shows and uses voting, polling, trivia and more to explore what it means to be(come) a citizen. 

American Dreams is an online interactive event. Here are some things you need to know to join in:

-For optimal viewing and participatory experience we strongly recommended using your computer rather than a phone or tablet.
-You’re participation is invited but not required. You can enjoy the experience at the level of participation you are most comfortable.
-One Device= One Vote. If you would like to individually participate, please login on more than one device.
-You will need to input your ticket Order ID in order to access the live performance. It is a string of letters and numbers that normally begins with “PR” and can be found on your ticket purchase confirmation email. 
-On the night of your ticket, once you click the access link, you’ll be directed to an online form first. Fill that out. This is actually the beginning of he show!

American Dreams is national virtual co-production by Working Theater, in partnership with Round House Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company, HartBeat Ensemble, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, University of Connecticut, and Marin Theatre Company, co-commissioned by Arizona State University and Texas Performing Arts, with support from the JKW Foundation. For information on the full tour schedule and supporting events please visit


Join us throughout the run of American Dreams for a series of Town Hall Events: What Does It Mean to be a Citizen?

Asking questions about our responsibility as citizens to each other, our policies on immigration and access to voting, each Town Hall will feature policy makers, activists and artists who local to our partner theaters. Watch this space for updated information on featured speakers, Dates and local communities joining.


Monday, October 19th 7:30 EST/ 4:30 PT
EAST Meets WEST in a Town Hall co-hosted by Portland Oregon’s Boom Arts and Working Theater

Featuring a key note address, panel discussion and community question and answer session, come hear from local leaders in New York City and Portland Oregon.

60 minutes

Video Design: Katherine Freer
Virtual Performance Design: ViDCo
Scenic Design: Ryan Patterson
Costume Design: Kerry McCarthy
Sound Design: Sam Kusnetz
Lighting Design: Stacey Derosier
Production Stage Manager: Colleen McCaughey
Assistant Stage Manager: Carolina Arboleda
Graphic Design: the watsons
Production Manager: Lory Henning
Assistant Sound Designer: Mike Deyo
Technical Operator: Nitsan Scharf
Technology Consultant: Ryan Holsopple
Consulting Producer: Amanda Cooper
Production Photographer: Cherie B. Tay
General Press Representative: Miguel Nelson Mendiola, Holly Garman