Men On Boats
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 foolhardy yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.
Performed by a dynamic, nimble cast of female and nonbinary actors, this rollicking comedy skewers the American myth of man-ifest destiny and challenges conventional notions about who gets to make history.
About the Playwright: Jaclyn Backhaus is cofounder of Fresh Ground Pepper, and new member of The Kilroys. Her plays include Men On Boats (New York Times Critics’ Pick, Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons) and India Pale Ale (Manhattan Theatre Club, recipient of the 2018 Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play), among others. Backhaus holds a BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch, where she now teaches.
Sponsored by South of North Brewing Co.