BWW Review: MEN ON BOATS at Strand TheaterBWW Review: MEN ON BOATS at Strand Theater
by Steve Murray - Nov 15, 2018

All aboard for Jaclyn Backhaus' thrilling, testosterone-filled expedition down the Colorado River and through the wonderous gorges of the Grand Canyon in her sly and very funny take on macho adventuring mid-19th century America. Based on the journals of one-armed Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell and his ragtag band of explorers, thrill-seekers, soldiers and trappers, Backhaus' script and Tamilla Woodard's superb direction shines a keen, incisive eye on the men who 'conquered' the West, their own fears and trepidations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Circle Theatre Presents MEN ON BOATSPhoto Flash: Circle Theatre Presents MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Ten volunteers chart the course of the Colorado River in Jaclyn Backhaus' off-the-wall comedy, Men On Boats. With a one-armed captain and a loyal crew, follow the true(ish) story of the 1869 Grand Canyon expedition. This widely acclaimed and hysterical new play closes Circle's 37th season with a splash! Will they survive the wild rapids to change the course of history? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MEN ON BOATS at Circle TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at MEN ON BOATS at Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

Ten volunteers chart the course of the Colorado River in Jaclyn Backhaus' off-the-wall comedy, Men On Boats. With a one-armed captain and a loyal crew, follow the true(ish) story of the 1869 Grand Canyon expedition. This widely acclaimed and hysterical new play closes Circle's 37th season with a splash! Will they survive the wild rapids to change the course of history? (more...)

Circle Theatre to Present MEN ON BOATSCircle Theatre to Present MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Circle Theatre closes their 2018 season with Men on Boats. (more...)

BWW Review: MEN ON BOATS at Unicorn TheatreBWW Review: MEN ON BOATS at Unicorn Theatre
by Alan Portner - Sep 22, 2017

Kicking off the Unicorn Theatre's 44th season is 'Men on Boats' by Jaclyn Bauhaus (in cooperation with the UMKC advanced MFA program). 'Men on Boats' is an interesting and mostly accurate exploration of John Wesley Powell's 1869 exploration of the Colorado River north of and into the Grand Canyon. (more...)

BWW Review: Boston Premiere MEN ON BOATSBWW Review: Boston Premiere MEN ON BOATS
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 18, 2017

SpeakEasy Stage Company opens its 27th season with the Boston-area premiere of MEN ON BOATS, directed by Dawn Simmons, and featuring an all-female design team and a racially diverse, non-male cast. The playwright specifies in the script that the actors are to be female-identifying, trans-identifying, gender fluid, and/or non-gender-conforming, but no cisgender white males. Even as she bases the play on the known history and Major John Wesley Powell's own journal of the events on his 1869 expedition, Jaclyn Backhaus flips the narrative by altering the nature of the cast of characters. (more...)

BWW Review: Enjoyable, Wry MEN ON BOATS Marks American Theater Company Artistic Director Will Davis's Directorial DebutBWW Review: Enjoyable, Wry MEN ON BOATS Marks American Theater Company Artistic Director Will Davis's Directorial Debut
by Rachel Weinberg - Jan 11, 2017

It seems rather poetic that newly appointed Artistic Director Will Davis's first production at American Theater Company, MEN ON BOATS, focuses rather literally on charting new frontiers. Jaclyn Backhaus's witty, entertaining play (which Davis previously helmed with a different ensemble off-Broadway) offers a fictionalized account of Major John Wesley Powell's expedition along the Colorado and Green Rivers towards the then-unknown Grand Canyon. The titular men on boats comprise a crew of ten split among four vessels-and all are played by women or gender non-conforming performers. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Regional Premiere of MEN ON BOATS, Opening Tonight at American Theater CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at Regional Premiere of MEN ON BOATS, Opening Tonight at American Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) opens the regional premiere of Jaclyn Backhaus' Men on Boats tonight, Monday, January 9. Men on Boats is the first production helmed by newly appointed ATC Artistic Director Will Davis, who also staged the production's acclaimed Off Broadway run last year. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Regional Debut of MEN ON BOATS Begins Tonight at American Theater CompanyRegional Debut of MEN ON BOATS Begins Tonight at American Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) presents the regional premiere of Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, tonight, Jan. 6, through Feb. 12, 2017, immediately following the production's acclaimed Off Broadway run directed by ATC Artistic Director Will Davis at Playwrights Horizons. Davis also helms the ATC production, with an all-new Chicago cast. (more...)

All-New Chicago Cast Set for Regional Debut of MEN ON BOATS at ATCAll-New Chicago Cast Set for Regional Debut of MEN ON BOATS at ATC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) announces casting for its regional premiere of Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017, immediately following the production's acclaimed Off Broadway run directed by ATC Artistic Director Will Davis at Playwrights Horizons. Davis also helms the ATC production, with an all new Chicago cast. (more...)