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. Nine 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

Creative

Jessica Wallenfels

Co-Director

Dámaso Rodríguez *

Co-Director

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Special Events

Post-Matinee Talkbacks: December 2, 9, 16

Oregon Psychoanalytic Center Post-Matinee Talkback: December 23

Open Captioned Matinee: December 22

Resources

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