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Meet the Playwright

Christina's work has appeared at The Public Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Penumbra Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, and other theaters in the United States and Canada.  Awards and honors: Inaugural Harper Lee Award for Playwriting, two PONY nominations, three Susan Smith Blackburn nominations, and Woursell Prize Finalist. Christina obtained her B.A. from Brown University and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama’s Playwriting Program. She's a resident playwright at New Dramatists, Epic Theatre Ensemble, and a DNAWORKS Ensemble member. 

Creative Team​

co-presented with French Institute Alliance Française

in partnership with LeFrak Center, Lakeside and Prospect Park Alliance


Crystal Lucas-Perry, Kevin Mambo, Jared McNeill, Postell Pringle

Director: Lucie Tiberghien
Producer: Garth Belcon
Production Manager: Thyra Hartshorn
Technology Consulting Group: Liminal Entertainment Technologies, LLC
Video Engineer: Andy Carluccio
Set Designer: Lina Younes
Costume Designer: Ari Fulton

Light Designer: Marie Yokoyama
Original Music & Sound Design: Victoria Deiorio
Animator: Emily Rawson

Sound Engineer: Daniel Williams

Asst. Video Engineer: Jonathan Kokotajlo
Production Stage Manager: Madison Lane

French Subtitles: Chloe Noble

Assistant Stage Manager: Erika Foley

Story Board Artist: Rhea D'Souza


1896. The Separate But Equal Doctrine has just been upheld in the Supreme Court of the United States as a Black American surveyor boards a ship to lead a mysterious expedition bound for Liberia. In tow are his troubled son, a rebellious young woman, and a skeptical crew. On the open sea an unexpected detour forces secrets out of hiding fundamentally changing the course of the journey and their lives. Christina Anderson creates a telling parable about violence, betrayal, faith, and freedom in this moving maritime epic.

More Info

Live Streaming Dec. 12th at 2pm and 7pm EST

A recording will be available on our YouTube channel until January 4th.

FREE and open to all. Closed captions will be available in French. RSVP required to receive links for the live stream.


We will be hosting live Q&A's with team members immediately following the performances. Attendees can submit questions directly through the comments/chat features on the streaming platform, on Twitter, via Facebook Messenger, or via Instagram Direct Messages during the event or immediately after.​

pen/man/ship is a Molière in the Park production, co-presented with FIAF, in partnership with LeFrak Center at Lakeside and Prospect Park Alliance.

 We thank our season major supporters: The de Groot Foundation, Samira Wiley, Sybilla and Alex Balkanski, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Caroline and Paul  Cronson and Elizabeth and Jonathan Weiswasser.

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