“One of this country’s most original and illuminating writers” (The New York Times) shines his light on the 15th-century play Everyman with startling results. Everybody—a role assigned each night from a small cast of actors by lottery live on stage—is a happy person, a free person, a person who believes nothing but the best lies ahead. Then Death comes calling and Everybody must go on the journey of a lifetime. Obie Award winner and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon) has created an irreverent, rollicking ride that asks deep questions of all who see it. Remixing the archetypal medieval morality play into an explosive experiment of wit and emotion, Everybody “fills the heart in a new and unexpected way” (The New Yorker).
Featuring STC Affiliated Artist Nancy Robinette as Death.
All titles, artists and dates subject to change.
“★★★★★…Who knew that death could be so fun?” –DC Theatre Scene
“EXTREMELY FUNNY…combines the freshness of improv with the crispness of a precise script.” –DCist
“MAGNIFICENT…this gorgeous and unique production is vibrating with life.” –MD Theatre Guide
“A RARE TREAT…a fast-talking, quick-witted, deep-thinking performance.” –BroadwayWorld
“SEE IT…each of the cast members is exceptional.” –The Georgetown Dish
“DEEPLY LAYERED and THOUGHT-PROVOKING…full of fun and surprises.” –The Montgomery County Sentinel
“Everybody goes from one STUNNING visual treat to another.” –CurtainUp
“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED…a deeply probative, wildly dramatic, visually stunning production.” –Whisk and Quill
“Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has taken the story, applied his own special vision, and produced MAGIC.” –Culpeper Times
“ENCHANTING…the play’s tongue-in-cheek recognition of its lineage and downright sass make it a gleeful ride.” –The Beacon
“BRILLIANT…equal parts thought provoking, funny, and full of surprises.” –Theatre Travels
“RIVETING…the unpredictability is exciting!” –K Street Magazine
EVERYBODY Audience Responses
Washington Post: This play’s casting changes nightly
EVERYBODY Production Photos
On Tap: Inclusivity in EVERYBODY
Montgomery County Sentinel: Interview with Yonatan Gebeyehu
Washington Blade: Avi Roque Prepares for 10 Roles
BroadwayWorld: Ayana Workman on Life and Death
How do you rehearse EVERYBODY when anybody can be Everybody?
Inside first rehearsal for EVERYBODY