2014-15 Season 12

Occupied Territories

by Nancy Bannon and Mollye Maxner
Conceived and Directed by Mollye Maxner
Choreographed by Kelly Maxner and Mollye Maxner

Jun 10 - Jul 5, 2014

Created in collaboration with the company
In Association with Kicking Pig Productions

Occupied Territories is the story of the complexity and persistence of memory, decades after war. With text sparked by Trojan Women, Occupied Territories exposes a world where a man must finally face his past, his God, his family. Highly physical, Occupied Territories tears away easy boundaries to question how bodies, minds, and souls are vast territories altered by our relentless history of War.

Cast

Jude  Nancy Bannon
Helena  Adrienne Nelson
Miles  Elliot Bales
Lucky  Freddie Bennett
Ace  Desmond Bing
Cargo  Stephen Horst
Alex  Jake MacDevitt
Alverez  Thony Mena
Collins  Cody Robinson
Hawk  Thomas Rowell
Harcourt  Nathan Jan Yaffe

Production Team

Direction  Mollye Maxner
Choreography  Kelly Maxner and Mollye Maxner
Scenic Design  Andrew Cohen
Lighting Design  Kyle Grant
Costume Design  Kelsey Hunt
Sound Design and Original Music  Mathew M. Nielsen
Properties and Set Dressing  Debra Crerie and Kay Rzasa

Press

What They Say

"Moving, memorable, and mythic story."

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DC Metro Theater Arts

“Combining storytelling, flashbacks and dance, Occupied Territories sears the heart in its exploration of the cost of war and how it scars not just soldiers but future generations — particularly the women who deal with the aftermath, trying to make sense out of the irrational.”

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DC Theatre Scene

“The intimate, almost immersive nature of the staging drives home the play’s central theme: Collins, his Army mates and even Jude are trapped inside the machinery and consequences of war. The “occupied territories” of the title are measured not in square miles but in years and lives.”

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The Washington Post

2016 Helen Hayes Awards

Winner

  • Choreography in a Play

Nominee

  • Outstanding Play
  • Ensemble in a Play
  • Director of a Play
  • Supporting Actor in a Play – Thomas Rowell
  • Supporting Actor in a Play – Nathan Jan Yaffe

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