Theater in Asylum presents “The Nobodies Who Were Everybody”
Theater in Asylum (TIA), a New York-based ensemble-driven independent theater company, presents the premiere of the company’s original play The Nobodies Who Were Everybody.
A national crisis. An economic catastrophe. Marches. Breadlines. Riots. The year is 1935 and the Great Depression is roaring. Six theater artists find themselves newly employed by the New Deal’s Federal Theatre Project. Playing everybody from Macbeth to Mussolini on stage, these hardworking but unsung artists bond over their work on some of the Project’s great plays. But now in 2023, the Federal Theatre Project no longer exists, and hasn’t for 84 years. What happened?
The Nobodies Who Were Everybody, gives voice to the thousands of incredible artists, the “nobodies,” who powered the Federal Theatre Project, and examines why it is still so difficult to give artists––and audiences––the support we all deserve.