AMERICAN DREAMS is a theatrical play that first premiered in 2018 at the Cleveland Public Theater. COVID transformed the 2020 national tour into a ground-breaking live, online event, "touring" to seven different theaters coast to coast! Use the menu to learn about both the stage, and live online version of AMERICAN DREAMS.
It's a game! It's a show! It's America!
PRESS & REVIEWS
DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS - NOMINATED FOR OUTSTANING INTERACTIVE THEATRE AWARD
WASHINGTON POST - “AMERICAN DREAMS MAKES YOU SOUL SEARCH"
DC METRO THEATRE ARTS - "TIMELY, POLITICAL, AND ON-POINT"
SLUG MAGAZINE - "ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAYS I’VE SEEN TO DATE"
American Dreams invites YOU to participate in the newest game show sensation - where you, the audience, decide who wins the ultimate prize: citizenship to “the greatest nation on earth.” Redefining online theater, this is a participatory performance that changes every night.
American Dreams captivates you, while simultaneously exploring how we navigate between fear, security, and freedom; who and what we choose to believe—and how those choices come to shape who we are as citizens, and as a nation.
Sherri (Leila Buck) and Chris (Jens Rasmussen) Welcome you to American Dreams!
CREATORS & CAST
Ali Andre Ali
India Nicole Burton
Andrew Aaron Valdez
Oct 2016 - 1st developmental reading at Queens College
Spring 2017 - Rough Draft Festival at LaGuardia PAC
Summer 2017 - Kilroys List Honorable Mention
Summer 2018 - Featured in American Theatre Magazine
Oct 2018 - Top Ten "Standout Moment" for diversity and inclusion
Dec 2018 - Best 10 Plays of 2018
May 2020 - JKW Foundation support to retool as an interactive online show
Fall 2020 - National Online Tour: ASU Gammage, Texas Performing Arts, Round House Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company, Working Theater, Hartford Consortium, Marin Theatre
Spring 2021 - Nominated for DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD - Outstanding Interactive Theatre