Men on Boats

The Gender-Bent Historical Adventure Comedy!
By Jaclyn Backhaus  |  Directed by Melissa Coleman-Reed
Featuring Executive Artistic Director Kristianne Kurner as John Wesley Powell
Previews March 23 – 30, 2018
Runs March 31 – April 22, 2018

NVA will take you on a grand adventure with the Regional Premiere of Jaclyn Backhaus’ MEN ON BOATS. This fantastical comedy recreates John Wesley Powell’s ten-man 1869 exploratory expedition into the Grand Canyon with one twist: all of the roles are played by women. The production will be directed by Melissa Coleman-Reed (who directed NVA’s HAVING OUR SAY for Season Sixteen), featuring Kristianne Kurner as John Wesley Powell, and showcasing a diverse group of San Diego’s finest female actors.

Recommended for ages 15+
  • Kristianne Kurner as John Wesley Powell
  • Brianna Dodson as Bradley
  • Paloma Dominguez as Sumner
  • Samantha Ginn as Hawkins
  • Joy Yvonne Jones as Hall
  • Tamara McMillian as Seneca/The Bishop
  • Melba Novoa as OG/Tsauwiat
  • Milena (Sellers) Phillips* as Old Shady
  • Nancy Ross as Dunn
  • Tiffany Tang as Goodman/Mr. Asa

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