Columbia University School of the Arts Presents THE HISTORICAL RANGE OF URSUS AMERICANUS
Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to present Daniel Adams' (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2019) production of The Historical Range of Ursus Americanus.
A man and a dancing bear roam a desolate Alaska. Three women spread across the country claim what's theirs. A young boy fights his unquenchable thirst. Traversing a landscape of unpredictable weather, crumbling infrastructure, and uncertain survival,The Historical Range of Ursus Americanus explores what remains after the climate has changed.
Mehdi Abbas, Briana Archer, Ana Beliakova, Michaela Farrell, Adam Foldes, Andrea Garcia, Ali Goss, and CJ Nolan.
Producer Jon Bleicher, Production Stage Manager Morgan Leigh Beach*, 1st Assistant Stage Manager Chloe Seare, 2nd Assistant Stage Manager Lila Mullins, Scenic Designer You-Shin Chen, Costume Designer Johanna Pan, Lighting DesignerChristina Tang, Sound Designer Jen Kraus, Puppet Designer Anatar Marmol-Gagne, Composer/Choreographer Penelope Wendtlandt, Fight Choreographer Leana Gardella, Company Manager Jake Glassman, and Graphic Designer Annie Jin Wang.
* Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
The Historical Range of Ursus Americanus by Emma McFarland (Columbia MFA Dramaturgy Candidate 2019), directed by Daniel Adams (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2019) will run for a strictly limited engagement at The Lenfest Center for the Arts at 615 W. 129th St. Performances are April 24-27 at 8pm, with a 2pm matinee Saturday, April 27.
Tickets: $15 General Admission/ $5 Seniors/ FREE with Student ID (enter code: "bear").
Director: Daniel Adams
Daniel Adams' passion is awakening an audience's childlike imagination to unlock their curiosity about the world around them. His productions are filled with theatrical magic rather than illusion. Daniel directs classical plays, musicals, solo shows, devised pieces, and immersive theatrical events. His most recent work includes: The Cherry Orchard, Ragtime, Not Clown, Skin Flick City, Meltdown-a live action game about climate change, Pericles, Three Sisters, and Kr?v an immersive supper club. He has studied puppetry and object manipulation with Alice Gottschalk and Mervyn Millar at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Viewpoints with Siti Company, and Moment Work with Leigh Fondakowski of Tectonic Theatre Project.
About Columbia University School of the Arts:
The Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies at Columbia University School of the Arts presents a season of thesis acting and directing productions as well as a festival of new plays by emerging playwrights each year. The Theatre Program at the School of the Arts offers MFA degrees in: Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Dramaturgy, Stage Management, and Theatre Management & Producing. For more information about the Theatre Program, visit