Based on a chapter of American history they never taught us in school, this fierce, funny fantasia with music tells the post-Revolutionary War story of the Harpe brothers, who launched a murderous rampage as a counterrevolution against the new democracy. American Misfit explores our addiction to revolution as the story skips like the needle on a record through our American rebels from Washington to Reagan, viciously skewering the big American idea of change — all swinging to the rhythms of Rockabilly music.
American Misfit features Banks Boutte, Larry Cedar, Daniel MK Cohen, Maya Erskine, AJ Meijer, Karen Jean Olds, P.J. Ochlan and Eden Riegel.
Production staff includes Michetti, Director; Omar D. Brancato, Musical Director/Arranger; Lee Martino, Choreographer; Nick Santiago, Set Designer; Elizabeth Harper, Lighting Designer;, Martin Carrillo, Sound Designer; Ann Closs-Farley, Costume Designer; Heather Ho, Prop & Puppet Designer; Tracy Winters & Tuffet Schmelzle, Dialect Coaches; Aaron Henne, Dramaturg; Gwenmarie White, Assistant Director; Julia Flores, Casting Director and Nicole Rossi, Production Stage Manager.
Dan Dietz’s plays include tempOdyssey, Tilt Angel, American Misfit, The Sandreckoner, Clementine in the Lower Nine and Home Below Zero. His work has been commissioned, developed and presented at such venues as Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Guthrie Theater, the Public Theater, the Kennedy Center, Curious Theatre, NJ Rep, Salvage Vanguard Theater, Studio Theatre, the Playwrights’ Center, and Tiyatro-Z (Istanbul, Turkey). Dietz has been an NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights recipient, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere recipient, a Josephine Bay Paul Fellow, and a James A. Michener Fellow, and has been nominated for the Weissberger Award and the ATCA Steinberg Award. Dietz has twice been a recipient of the Heideman Award.