Everybody

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Co-directed by Jessica Wallenfels & Dámaso Rodríguez

November 25, 2018 – December 30, 2018

Alder Stage

Death tells Everybody that their time is up. But Everybody doesn’t want to greet Death alone, so Everybody seeks the company of their friends Stuff, Kinship, Friendship, Cousinship, and Love to make the trip bearable. From the scintillating mind that brought you An OctoroonEverybody is an audacious riff on the 15th century morality play Everyman. Of the robust 10-person cast, five brave actors will play a multitude of roles with their characters chosen by lottery onstage every night — with a possible 120 combinations — as they fight to cheat Death.

  • 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama
  • Awards for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins: MacArthur "Genius" Grant, Pulitzer Prize finalist, PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Theatre Award
  • "Let's start with a spoiler, the ultimate spoiler: Everybody dies." -Ben Brantley, The New York Times
  • "Everybody is 90 minutes of theatrical whimsy." -Robert Hofler, The Wrap

Performances

Cast and Production Team

Cast

Alex Blesi

Ensemble

Andrea Vernae +

Ensemble

Barbie Wu ±

Ensemble

Eva Rodríguez

Ensemble

Falynn Burton

Ensemble

John San Nicolas +^

Ensemble

Michael Mendelson +*^

Ensemble

Sara Hennessy +

Ensemble

Sarah Lucht +^

Ensemble

Ted Rooney +

Ensemble

Creative

Jessica Wallenfels

Co-Director

Dámaso Rodríguez *

Co-Director

Production

Scenic Designer: Tim Stapleton

Costume Designer: Bobby Brewer-Wallin ^

Lighting Designer: Kristeen Willis Crosser #

Sound Designer: Phil Johnson

Intimacy Consultant: Amanda K Cole

Dramaturg: Pancho Savery

Assistant Director: Joel Patrick Durham

Assistant Scenic Designer: Samie Pfeifer

Stage Manager: Michelle Jazuk +^

Assistant Stage Manager: Jamie Lynne Simons +

Props Master, Puppet Design : Robert Amico

Production Assistant: Ariela Subar

Youth Coordinator: Haley Hanson

Board Op: Alan Cline

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

± Equity Membership Candidate

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

Special Events

Tech Wednesday: November 11

Music Events: Come early for a pre-performance concert!

Nov 25: Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble
Nov 28: Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir
Nov 30: Patrick Short's Comedy Sportz Music Improv
Dec 5: PassinArt-Gospel Style Holiday Songs

Post-Matinee Talkbacks: December 2, 9, 16

Oregon Psychoanalytic Center Post-Matinee Talkback: December 23

Preview Week:

Nov 25: Sunday Sounday. Pay-What-You-Will tickets + Come early and enjoy jazz music from the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble!
Nov 27: Ten Buck Tuesday. Tickets are only $10!
Nov 28: Wine Down Wednesday. $30 tickets + a glass of Dark Horse wine
Nov 29: Thirsty Thursday. $30 tickets + a pint of Lagunitas Beer
Nov 30: Foodie Friday. $30 tickets + discounted food at ArtBar

More Info

Open Captioning 5 Open Captioned Matinee: December 22

handicapped2 Wheelchair seating: Call the box office at 503.241.1278 to reserve.

audiodescribed2 Digital FM hearing systems are available.

Resources

Prep for Everybody with this book and movie list inspired by the play from the Multnomah County Library.