Men on Boats


Fri Feb 03 2023 at 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm


E407 - Ensemble Theatre I | Valencia, CA

CalArts School of Theater presents: Men on Boats
About this Event
Men on Boats
Written by Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Genevieve Fowler

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. This thrilling and widely acclaimed contemporary play makes canny use of the obvious distance between the performers and their roles to help bridge the distance between then and now – charting old histories in new ways and unearthing the fallacy, coupled with earnest bravery, of past pioneers.


February 2, 3, 4 at 8:00pm

February 4 at 2:00pm

Running Time:

1 hour 30 minutes, with no intermission


Ensemble Theater I - E407

PLEASE NOTE: This content was intended for mature audiences.

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In order to create an artistic and learning environment that is as safe as possible, General Visitors are asked to be vaccinated before coming on campus. Alternatively, visitors may show proof of a negative COVID test taken within the previous 72 hours.


Powell: Josephine Núñez

Dunn: Magdalene Taylor

Sumner: Avi Glover

Old Shady: Claudia Dockery

Bradley: Kayla Dobbs

O.G.: Kayla Ayler-McCormick

Seneca: Keila Cone-Uemura

Hall: Skylar Shen

Hawkins: Lindsay Tata

Goodman: Sophie Alter

Mr. Asa: Sophie Alter

Creative Team:

Director: Genevieve Fowler

Scenic Designer: Zeni Hyden-Soffer

Costume Designer: Margot Le Duy

Lighting Designer: Soowan An

Sound Designer: Jonathan Flikkie

Producer: Elizabeth Rae Price

Associate Production Supervisor: Cian Pickron

Stage Manager: Macy E Kunke

Technical Director: Gigi Moreno

Movement Choreographer: Mecca Andrews

Culture Bearer Consultant : Larry Cesspooch

Culture Bearer Consultant : Talon Bazille

Culture Bearer Consultant : Lyla June Johnston

Assistant Director: Luna Izpisua de Kissel

Assistant Scenic Designer: Maci Johnson

Assistant Costume Designer: Raven O’Donnell

Assistant Stage Manager: Darby Huffaker

Deck Stage Manager: Theo Anderson


Where is it happening?

E407 - Ensemble Theatre I, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 2.00 to USD 10.00

California Institute of the Arts School of Theater

Host or Publisher California Institute of the Arts School of Theater

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