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.
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.
Praise for pen/man/ship
"With an impressive cast and imaginative use of video filters and effects, Molière in the Park’s pen/man/ship does not disappoint!"
"MIP’s first offering of a contemporary American play combines illusion, animation and technology into a frothing drama of ideas and convictions."
"Dedicated to free theater, Molière in the Park brings this trenchant, engaging production to audiences for the low price of pulling up YouTube!"
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.
Graphic Design: Unterdruck - Liane Fredel