American Dreams

Created and developed by Leila Buck and Tamilla Woodard with Jens Rasmussen in collaboration with Osh Ghanimah, Imran Sheikh and the Company

October 14 - 18, 2020


Free Gift to Subscribers | Pay What You Can

Note: All showtimes are Mountain Time

You are invited into the live online studio audience of American Dreams, a game show where you, the audience, decide which contestant will receive the ultimate prize: instant citizenship to “the greatest nation on earth”.  This playful participatory performance takes a page from America’s favorite game shows and uses voting, polling, trivia and more to explore who and what we choose to believe.  Welcome to American Dreams. “It’s a Game. It’s a Show. It’s America!”

AMERICAN DREAMS was first produced by Raymond Bobgan for Cleveland Public Theatre in 2018. This fall, the show launches as a live online theater production nationwide in a virtual tour that will begin at Arizona State University and then head across the U.S., inviting audiences into playful, timely engagement and dialogue around immigration and what it means to be a citizen of this country.

Working Theater is the lead producer for the virtual production of American Dreams in partnership with Round House Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company, HartBeat Ensemble, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, University of Connecticut, Free Center in association with Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford Stage, TheatreWorks Hartford and Marin Theatre Company, co-commissioned by Arizona State University’s ASU Gammage and Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, with support from the JKW Foundation.

AMERICAN DREAMS was first produced by Raymond Bobgan for Cleveland Public Theatre in 2018


American Dreams

  • Season 2020-2021
  • Playwright Leila Buck
  • Director Tamilla Woodard
  • Play Dates Oct 14 - 18, 2020
  • Running Time 90 minutes
  • Cast Ali Andre Ali*, Leila Buck*, India Nicole Burton, Jens Rasmussen*, Imran Sheikh*, and Andrew Aaron Valdez
  • Other Notes *Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States