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  • 416 West 42nd Street
  • New York, NY, 10036
  • United States

May 24th, 2018 at 7:30pm

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 the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay.

Developed at SPACE by 2015 Working Farm playwright Clare Barron, Dance Nation is “a raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity.” Join us for a special night at the show for Friends of SPACE, to benefit SPACE’s 2018 residency programs.

Your ticket includes a seat at the show, followed by a talkback with Clare and fellow Working Farm alumnus and award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise, The Whale), and a post-show cocktail reception with members of the cast and artistic team.


Clare Barron is a playwright and actor from Wenatchee, Washington. Her plays have been produced by Page 73, Woolly Mammoth, Clubbed Thumb and The Bushwick Starr, and will appear at Playwrights Horizons and Steppenwolf in 2018. She is the recipient of an Obie Award, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award at The Vineyard and the Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship. Barron was also the co-winner of the inaugural 2015 Relentless Award established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman for her play Dance Nation. She lives in Brooklyn.

Adventurous and sparkling, Barron is a sharp, clear, virtuosic voice.