The Walk Across America for Mother Earth

The Walk Across America for Mother Earth
by Taylor Mac, Ellen Maddow

Productions (4)
  • Comedic Play with Music
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 4 f, 6 m, 2 either (10-12 actors possible: 4-6 f, 6-8 m)
  • Set: A pantomime set.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-178-2

The Walk Across America for Mother Earth
by Taylor Mac, Ellen Maddow

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Productions (4)
  • Comedic Play with Music
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 4 f, 6 m, 2 either (10-12 actors possible: 4-6 f, 6-8 m)
  • Set: A pantomime set.

Political activism meets bedazzled drag show in this story about two young friends who flee their suburban upbringing in "Real America" to join a ragtag group of activists on a protest march from D.C. to Nevada. On the road, the group attempts to establish a nomadic utopia, but the marchers continually find themselves divided by cancer, unrequited affections, indecision, and a secret hunger for power. Whimsically blending commedia dell'arte influences with song and dance, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth explores how the idea of community sometimes fails to unite us, and sometimes brings us together in the most unexpected ways.

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Libretto $9.99
piano/vocal score $11.99

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Political activism meets bedazzled drag show in this story about two young friends who flee their suburban upbringing in "Real America" to join a ragtag group of activists on a protest march from D.C. to Nevada. On the road, the group attempts to establish a nomadic utopia, but the marchers continually find themselves divided by cancer, unrequited affections, indecision, and a secret hunger for power. Whimsically blending commedia dell'arte influences with song and dance, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth explores how the idea of community sometimes fails to unite us, and sometimes brings us together in the most unexpected ways.

  • Comedic Play with Music
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 4 f, 6 m, 2 either (10-12 actors possible: 4-6 f, 6-8 m)
  • Set: A pantomime set.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-178-2
Production Packages Include

  • 13 librettos (the book and lyrics)
  • 13 piano/vocal score

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Published Reviews

"With this new play, a sweet and satiric meditation on the beautiful folly of idealism, Taylor Mac establishes himself as a writer and artist of serious consequence."

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"This microcosm of activist culture, as Mac presents it, smartly integrates biting commentary on America and the attitude about it so many Americans harbor."

Rachel Merrill Moss, Theatre is Easy

Production History

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FEB 24, 2016 - FEB 28, 2016
University Of Washington School Of Drama
Seattle, WA United States
University Of Washington School Of Drama Seattle, WA United States
FEB 20, 2015 - APR 27, 2015
Red Tape Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Red Tape Theatre Chicago, IL United States
JUL 08, 2014 - JUL 24, 2014
The Circuit Theatre Company
Cambridge, MA United States
The Circuit Theatre Company Cambridge, MA United States
JAN 01, 2011 - JAN 31, 2011
The Talking Band and La Mama ETC
New York, NY United States
The Talking Band and La Mama ETC New York, NY United States
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Production Group
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FEB 20, 2015 - APR 27, 2015
Red Tape Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Red Tape Theatre Chicago, IL United States
JAN 01, 2011 - JAN 31, 2011
The Talking Band and La Mama ETC
New York, NY United States
The Talking Band and La Mama ETC New York, NY United States

Awards (1)

Named one of "Ten Best Plays of the Year" by The New York Times (2011)