44 Plays for 44 Presidents
by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloë Johnston, Karen Weinberg
University of Alaska Anchorage
Directed by Brian Cook
Scenic Design and Technical Direction by Daniel Glen Carlgren
Costume Design by Lisa-Marie Castro
Lighting Design by Daniel Anteau
Stage Management by Adi Davis
As another presidential election cycle begins, we invite you on a madcap ride through the past 226 years of presidential history. 44 Plays for 44 Presidents features every one of our nation’s presidents in his own short play, with some of the best and worst of American history highlighted: victories in war, landmark legislation, scandals, and assassinations. At times funny and others poignant, the play shows that “the history of the Presidency is in many ways the history of our people.”
President Barack Obama (Jordan Crenshaw) tries to reunite the country.
...in the Garden of Eden George Washington (Jake Beauvais) looking presidential.
President John Adams (Devin Frey) gives Thomas Jefferson (Jordan Crenshaw) a pile of acts, including the Naturalization Act, Alien Act, Alien and Enemies Act, and the Sedition Act.