Building The Wall

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About The Show

Written by Robert Schenkkan
Directed by Ari Edelson
Location: New World Stages
Running Time: 90 minutes
First Preview: May 12, 2017
Opening Night: May 21, 2017

Cast & Creative Team

Tamara Tunie
James Badge Dale
Robert Schenkkan (Playwright)
Ari Edelson (Director)

From America's greatest political playwright, Pulitzer & Tony winner and Academy Award nominee Robert Schenkkan, comes a provocative 90-minute theatrical event set in the near future and deals with one of the most talked about topics of this past election. In a time when campaign rhetoric turns into real policies, BUILDING THE WALL reveals the power of theater to question who we are and where we might be going.

In an interview with Michael Paulson from The New York Times for a February 5th article, Schenkkan said: “I wrote this in a white-hot fury. We no longer live in a world that is business as usual — Trump has made that very clear — and if theater is going to remain relevant, we must become faster to respond. We cannot hope to be useful if we can’t respond until 18 months after the fact. It is not a crazy or extreme fantasy. It’s very solidly grounded in current American law, and Trump’s rhetoric, and his most recent executive orders.”