We’re Gonna Be Okay

Sponsored by:
  • The Humana Foundation

March 7 - April 9, 2017

Run Time: 1 hour, 47 minutes
There will be one 15-minute intermission.

by Basil Kreimendahl
directed by Lisa Peterson

March 7 – April 9, 2017
in the Pamela Brown Auditorium

During the Cuban Missile Crisis, two average American families build a slapdash bomb shelter on their shared property line. With nuclear warfare looming, they wonder: is it the end? The end of baseball…and table manners…and macramé? But as they fret about the fall of civilization, they start to worry that something more personal is at stake. A slyly hilarious, compassionate look at anxiety in America, We’re Gonna Be Okay is about finding the courage to face who we are—and who we want to be.

“an outstanding cast…”
–Marty Rosen, LEO Weekly  Read the Full Review from LEO Weekly

About the Playwright

Basil Kreimendahl is a resident playwright at New Dramatists. Their plays have won several awards, including the Rella Lossy Playwright Award and a National Science Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Kreimendahl has been commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions program, and by Actors Theatre of Louisville for Remix 38 (2014 Humana Festival). Their play Orange Julius was developed at the 2012 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and will have its New York premiere at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, in a co-production with P73. Kreimendahl’s plays have also been produced or developed by New York Theatre Workshop, American Theater Company, Victory Gardens Theater, The Lark, La Jolla Playhouse, and Labyrinth Theater Company. They have been a Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow and McKnight Fellow, won an Art Meets Activism grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and will be a visiting writer at Williams College in 2017. Kreimendahl’s work has been published by Dramatic Publishing and HowlRound. They received their M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 2013.

We’re Gonna Be Okay was developed with support from the Playwrights’ Center’s Jerome Fellowship Program, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Audience Advisory: This play contains strong language and some adult content.
Age Recommendations: Ages 13+

Made possible by a generous grant from the
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The Buzz about We’re Gonna Be Okay

“Kreimendahl’s play wrestles with the fears we all…”
–Elizabeth Kramer, The Courier Journal  Read the Full Review from The Courier Journal


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