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Our Country


OUR COUNTRY - UTR 2023 | The Public Theater
LuEsther Theater January 10 - January 22, 2023 60 minutes

Created by Annie Saunders and Becca Wolff
Produced by Octopus Theatricals
Executive/Creative Produced by Mara Isaacs

From the wild frontier to Ancient Greece to childhood memories, OUR COUNTRY brings origin myths down to earth in an intimate portrait of a complex sibling relationship. Inspired by Sophocles’ Antigone, artist Annie Saunders sets off on an autobiographical journey using recreations of recorded conversations with her outlaw brother. The past unfurls, enveloping them and the audience. Inside this shape-shifting space they face each other at their most primal. OUR COUNTRY excavates the past to rethink the present, recalling a time when we were young—as individuals, as a nation, as a democratic system. How far have we really come?

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Ticket access for Partners, Supporters Plus & Supporters Begins Nov 9 at 12PM ET. | General Ticket Access begins Nov 10 at 12PM ET.


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Health & Safety

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer required for access to The Public’s facility, theaters, and the restaurant.

The use of a face mask is strongly encouraged at all performances, but a mask is now only required at all Tuesday evening and Saturday and Sunday matinee performances, as well as Joseph Papp Free Performances.

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Annie Saunders
Co-Creator, Performer, Original Writing
Becca Wolff
Co-Creator, Director, Dramaturgy
Jesse Saler
James Ard
Sound Designer
Christian Cagigal
Illusions Consultant
Nina Caussa
Scenic Design
Jiyoun Chang
Lighting Design
Edgar Landa
Fight Consultant
Melissa Trn
Costumer Designer
Jess Williams
Movement Director
Randi Rivera
Lighting Supervisor
Karl Franklin Allen
Technical Director
Sarah Brownstein
Stage Manager
Juanita Cárdenas
Rigging Consultant
Aubrey Elenz
Producing Associate
Lucien Muller
Production Assistant
Mara Isaacs
Executive Producer
Bryan Hunt
Creative Producer


Startling intimacy

- The Stage
A powerful, intelligent show

- The Stage


OUR COUNTRY was created with crucial development support from the following organizations and individuals:

The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, the Getty Villa, New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Series, the Public Theater’s Devised Theater Working Group, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Brian Elerding and Lineage Performing Arts Center, Wendy vanden Heuvel, Gigi Pritzker, Scott Delman, Don and Dale Franzen, Rick Feldman, Marcia Kimpton,  Bonnie Levinson, Bernard Knapp, Laurie Saunders, Geri and Lenny Wolff, Mark Rabine, William Fowler, Kelly Reilly, James Hersey, and Lauren English.

The first version of this work (as The Antigone Project) was commissioned by the San Francisco Playhouse, Bill English, Artistic Director/ Susi Damilano, Producing Director. Key development support for completion of Our Country was provided by Brown Arts Institute at Brown University.