BWW Interview: Life Jacket Theatre's Travis Russ Discusses Bringing True Stories to the Stage in AMERICA IS HARD TO SEEBWW Interview: Life Jacket Theatre's Travis Russ Discusses Bringing True Stories to the Stage in AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE
by Danielle Gutierrez - Feb 13, 2018

Before a performance of the play America is Hard to See, audience members have the opportunity to wander across a canvas map of Miracle Village. What appears as a gridded crisscrossing of rural living quarters is home to a community of men - sex offenders - who are finding a way to move forward. Travis Russ, artistic director at Life Jacket Theatre Company, calls this Southern Florida community one of many "little dots" on a map, where real people have stories to tell. In his case, Russ decided that the stories within Miracle Village should be told onstage. In a phone interview with BroadwayWorld, Russ discussed bringing the residents' true stories to the theatre. (more...)

Life Jacket Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere Production of AMERICA IS HARD TO SEELife Jacket Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere Production of AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Life Jacket Theatre Company (Travis Russ, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the world premiere production of America is Hard to See, a new play with music written and directed by Travis Russ (Gorey: The Secret Lives Of Edward Gorey) with music and lyrics by Priscilla Holbrook (from the band, Susan Jane). Performances begin January 30, 2018 at HERE (145 6th Avenue). Opening night is set for February 2, 2018, with a limited run through February 24, 2018. (more...)