DANCE NATION Fall 2020 Livestreamed Theatre Production

Date & Time:
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Clare Barron’s Pulitzer-nominated

A fierce, funny new play about girlhood, ambition and desire

Directed by Daniel Larlham (Lysistrata, Twelfth Night

DANCE NATION centers on a middle-school dance team preparing for national competition under the watchful eyes of their coach. Friendships are tested and failures bring growth, as team-mates compete for the spotlight and claim their budding power.  Praised by one critic as “an intellectual and emotional adventure that is rarely experienced at the theatre,” DANCE NATION was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, which recognizes plays of outstanding quality by women playwrights.   

DANCE NATION was rehearsed and will be livestreamed from LeFevre Theatre, with actors masked and safely distanced. Projected close-ups and a roving onstage camera will capture private moments and create a dynamic, layered viewing experience.



$8 SMC students; $12 SMC faculty and staff, non-SMC students, seniors; $15 general. SEM 104 students get free-to-you tickets by signing up here.
Running Time: Approx. 95 minutes with no intermission

INFO: 925-631-4670  

We encourage you to purchase a ticket for each person who is watching the show, even if you are watching it on a shared device. Your ticket purchases are allowing us to continue to hire local theatre contractors who are struggling during this time of Covid-19 and enabling us to budget for a Spring Musical Experience. You will be asked for your name and email when logging into this livestreamed webinar. The link to access the livestreamed show will be sent in your automated receipt. We ask that you not share this with other people. If you would like to buy a ticket for more than one night, you will need to do so in separate purchases, and the links will be different.

If you need general directions on how to cast the livestreamed Zoom webinar on your TV, please email days prior to the show.

The DANCE NATION program is at the bottom of the page.

Click on the date below to purchase tickets:

Thursday Oct. 22 at 8 pm 

Friday Oct. 23 at 8 pm 

Saturday Oct. 24 at 8 pm 

(The Sat. performance is on demand to watch once through Mon., Oct. 26.)


The purchase of your ticket includes complimentary access to this additional live event:

Playwright Clare Barron in Conversation
Friday Oct. 23rd 6:00-7:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

The playwright takes us inside her writing process and shares the artistic goals and personal experiences behind DANCE NATION. Director Daniel Larlham moderates.

PDF icon DANCE NATION Program1.35 MB

Tara Sundy
Performing Arts Coordinator & Events Manager
(925) 631-4670

Seminar 104 students can follow this link for Seminar Informal Curriculum sponsored tickets:  

Additional Dates & Times: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Dance Nation postcard