as•sem•bly |ə-sěm'blē| (noun)
1. a group of people gathered in one place for a common purpose.
2. a public facility to meet for open discussion.
3. the action of fitting together component parts of a machine or
4. a collective of artists dedicated to realizing a new American theater.
2017 - Workshop
2018 - Residency at the Atlantic Theater Company
2018 - Work-in-progress showing at Judson Church
2019 - Work-in-progress showing at WP
2020 - Work-in-progress showing at Theatre Row
2020 - Script workshop on Zoom
2021 - Design/music workshop at ART/New York
2022 - Work-in-progress showing at Theaterlab
2023 - Music workshop at Astoria Soundworks
2023 - World premiere at Theatre Row
Written by Ben Beckley & Nate Weida
Music by Nate Weida
Directed by Jess Chayes
Music Direction by Ben Caplan
Choreography by lisa nevada
Featuring RJ Christian, Zoe Siegel, Jessica Frey, Austin Owens Kelly, Monica Ho, Wesley Zurick, Ben Beckley, Ben Caplan & Devon Meddock
Dramaturgy by Stephen Aubrey
Scenic Design by Nic Benacerraf
Costume Design by Kate Fry
Sound Design by Asa Wember
Lighting Design by Mary Ellen Stebbins
Production Stage Manager: Gerrit Blake
Assistant Stage Manager: Kate Budney
Assistant Scenic Designers: Sasha Schwartz & Beatrice Antonie Martino
Assistant Costume Designer/Wardrobe: William Torruella de León
Assistant Sound Designer & Mixing: Jack McGuire
Associate Lighting Designer: Nicholas Pollock
Assistant Director: Sarah Shapiro
Production Managers: Savanah Sanchez & Allie Posner
Technical Director: Eric Emerick
Master Electrician: Andrew Wang
Produced by Emily Caffery & Meredith Lucio
Produced in association with Dutch Kills Theater (Alley Scott, Artistic Director; Alec Silver, Managing Director)
Developed with D’Asia Brunson, Adrian D. Cameron, RJ Christian, Mark DeLucca, Kelechi Ezie, Cam Franklin, Jessica Frey, Laura Galindo, Sam Gonzales, Dante Green, Neal Gupta, Monica Ho, Lena Hudson, Anna Ishida, Jax Jackson, Lucy Jackson, Christian Jiménez, Angel Lin, Melissa Mahoney, Emil McGloin, Jared McNeill, Andrew Mueller, McLean Peterson, Ronald Peet, Sam Pinson, Allison Raynes, Fred Rice, Brett Robinson, Kris Saint-Louis, Sasha Schwartz, Kuhoo Verma, Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew & Wesley Zurick.
In the last corporation on the planet, everything is great and everybody’s happy. But when an outsider arrives and starts asking questions, the office's fragile equilibrium starts to rupture. Driven by a thrilling original electro-folk-funk score, IN CORPO is a zany, audacious new musical about human connection, the seductions of technology, and what to do when the system lets you down.
World premiere June 21 - July 8 at Theatre Row!
Tues-Wed at 7pm | Thurs-Sat at 8pm | Sun at 3pm
IN CORPO draws freely from Franz Kafka’s The Castle, Herman Melville’s "Bartleby the Scrivener" and the artists' own experiences negotiating hellish bureaucracies and corporate “day jobs.” The common thread: a deep interest in the individual’s relationship to forces that curtail autonomy and limit self-expression, as well as the ways employees
adapt to and against these forces.
Learn more about the project by watching our Kickstarter video:
IN CORPO is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
This production is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department
of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.
Funding has been made possible by the Puffin Foundation.