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Production Timeline

2010 - Horse Trade Kraine Theater (Workshop)

2011 - Collapsable Hole (World Premiere)

2012 - undergroundzero festival at The Living Theatre

2012 - Flashlight Performance during Hurricane Sandy

2012 - The Living Theatre

2014 - Wesleyan University

2016- The Odyssey Theatre (Los Angeles)

2017- JACK (Brooklyn)


HOME/SICK was developed in part during a 2009-2010 Residency with Horse Trade Theater Group.

Creative Team

Devised and written collectively by The Assembly

Directed by Jess Chayes
Scenic Design Nic Benacerraf
Lighting Design Miriam Nilofa Crowe
Sound Design Asa Wember
Costume Design Deanna Frieman
Choreography Sara Pauley
Fight Choreography Sean Chin
Dramaturg Stephen Aubrey
Stage Manager Marianne Broome

Producer Ariela Rotenberg


Cast: Edward Bauer (David), Ben Beckley (Tommy), Kate Benson (Bernard), Anna Abhau Elliott (Kathy), Luke Harlan (Paul), Daniel Johnsen (Paul at The Odyssey Theatre), Emily Perkins (Anna)

Text by Stephen Aubrey, Edward Bauer, Ben BeckleyNic Benacerraf, Kate Benson, Marianne Broome, Jess Chayes, Anna Abhau Elliott, Luke Harlan, Emily Perkins

Stage Manager at The Living Theatre and Wesleyan University Amanda Bestor-Siegal

Stage Manager at The Odyssey Theatre and JACK Anna Engelsman
Associate Producer Justine de Penning
Producing Consultant Dorit Avganim

Press Representative at The Living Theatre Glenna Freedman Public Relations


Click below for a complete list of the sources that went into creating HOME/SICK, and a timeline of the historical events the play touches on. 



HOME/SICK is available for touring at home and abroad. 

Email for details. 


Disgusted by the Vietnam War and the government's repression of those seeking equality domestically, a handful of leaders from the 1960s student movement seized control of Students for a Democratic Society and reshaped it in the name of overthrowing the United States government. Believing violence to be the only means to transform American politics and society, these passionate idealists accelerated a movement to a revolutionary fervor, but left a country behind.

CRITICS' PICK in The New York Times

CRITICS' PICK in Backstage Magazine

PICK OF THE WEEK in Off-Off-Online

"A cutting-edge young theater collective... By the end we have witnessed a sort of sociological big bang, when this tight, angry ball of political energy suddenly bursts and disbands irreparably."

– Catherine Rampell, The New York Times


"An intelligent and dynamic package...The ensemble's connection with one another is the truest homage they could offer to the memory of the collective they have clearly, though reservedly, come to admire."

– Jason Fitzgerald, Backstage


"Impressively researched and clear-eyed, home/sick shows us the Underground's internal contradictions, and we see Bolshevik passion lapsing into self-delusion and then flaring up again, until we are unsure what to admire and what to deplore."

– Helen Shaw, TimeOut NY

"There’s enough food for thought presented in the play to keep the audience full for a long makes for amazingly provocative theater.

-Jed Ryan, Huffington Post


"This is a group of brilliant artists who will, without question, make their mark in the world of theater for a long time to come."
– Hillary Bettis, OffOffOnline

"Recommended. A historical tapestry of hothouse intrigue and residual commitment."

-Myron Meisel, Stage Raw

"Remarkable...smacks of authenticity...I highly recommmend this most unusual of shows."

-Paul Myrvold, Theatre Notes

"A brilliant, intoxicating and volatile cocktail." 

-Emily Gawlak, StageBuddy

"A dynamic and thorough piece of devised theater...the tension of revolution is palpable."

-Chloe Edmonson, Off Off Online

Full video of HOME/SICK is available for presenters upon request.

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