the TEAM (NY)
Mission Drift (US Premiere)

“The liveliest lesson on desire, destruction, and economics that you’ll see in many a year.” – The Village Voice

“What a blast. Economics has never been more playfully dissected… [a] gorgeous, gaudy musical.”
– The Guardian

“Mission Drift is that rare beast, a musical in which the music is really cool – jazz, blues, gospel and a little Elvis of course, all performed by a powerful cast of five with panache and soul. The performances are excellent … the ambition here is breathtaking and the energy intoxicating.”
– The Independent

“The TEAM have slowly but surely become the artistic conscience of a younger generation.”
– The Herald

“A lush panorama of contemporary Americana.” -The Financial Times

Winner of the 2011 Scotsman Fringe First and the Herald Angel Awards
Winner of the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize

Mission Drift is a pioneering journey west through time and space in pursuit of the soul of American capitalism. In this critically acclaimed contemporary musical with a score that fuses Vegas glitz with Western ballads, seductive storyteller Miss Atomic interweaves the epic saga of two immortal Dutch teens with an intimate portrait of a cocktail waitress and a cowboy. A political and urgent work about creation and destruction, bankruptcy and bonanza, and the crumbling myth of an eternal frontier.

Featuring: Heather Christian, Amber Gray*, Brian Hastert*, Libby King, Ian Lassiter*
Musicians: Matt Bogdanow, Sasha Brown, Gabe Gordon

Directed by: Rachel Chavkin
Scenic Design: Nick Vaughan
Costume Design: Brenda Abbandandolo
Lighting Design: Jake Heinrichs
Sound Design: Matt Hubbs
Associate Lighting Design: Seá n Linehan
Dramaturg: Paz Pardo
Stage Manager: Dave Polato*

*member Actor’s Equity Assn.

Gen. Manager: Nate Koch
Line Producer: Danielle Long
Tech. Director: Joe Cantalupo
Tour Producer: Michael Mushalla

Written by the TEAM in collaboration with Heather Christian and Sarah Gancher

Music by Heather Christian


Mission Drift was made possible with support from the Greenwall Foundation, the Panta Rhea Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the JMJ Family Fund, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Almeida Theatre, Performance Space 122, & Culturgest.

It was developed at London’s Almeida Theatre, Brooklyn’s BRICStudio, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, LMCC’s Swing Space grant at Building 110 on Governors Island, the Orchard Project, Soho Think Tank’s Ice Factory Festival, CUNY’s Prelude Festival, and ArtsEmerson.

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Presented as a part of the
7th Annual COIL Festival
The Connelly Theater
220 E 4th St., Manhattan, NY
Jan 8 – Feb 4, 2012
Feb 4 8pm
1 hr 50 min
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