Spring 2019

Past Events

April 27, 2019
April 27, 2019
April 26, 2019
April 25, 2019
April 24, 2019


Flexible Performance Space
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027


April 24th - 27th, 2019

Written by Emma McFarland

With music by Penelope Wendtlandt

Directed by Daniel Adams


A man and a dancing bear roam a desolate Alaska. Three women spread across the country claim what's theirs. A young boy fights his unquenchable thirst. Traversing a landscape of unpredictable weather, crumbling infrastructure, and uncertain survival, The Historical Range of Ursus Americanus explores what remains after the climate has changed.



Mehdi Abbas, Briana Archer, Ana Beliakova, Sunny Choi, Jeff Cima, Michaela Farrell, Adam Foldes, Andrea Garcia, Ali Goss, Heather Holmes, CJ Nolan, and Ayesha Saleh.



Producer Jon Bleicher

Production Stage Manager Morgan Leigh Beach*

1st Assistant Stage Manager Chloe Seare

2nd Assistant Stage Manager Lila Mullins

Scenic Designer You-Shin Chen

Costume Designer Johanna Pan

Lighting Designer Christina Tang

Sound Designer Jen Kraus

Puppet Designer Anatar Marmol-Gagne

Puppetry Consultant Chris Palmieri​

Shadow Puppetry Designer: Karly Bergmann

Composer/Choreographer Penelope Wendtlandt

Fight Choreographer Leana Gardella

Company Manager Jake Glassman

Additional Casting Sean Chia

Graphic Designer Annie Jin Wang


* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association



No late seating



90 minutes, no intermission



Daniel Adams’ passion is awakening an audience’s childlike imagination to unlock their curiosity about the world around them. His productions are filled with theatrical magic rather than illusion. Daniel directs classical plays, musicals, solo shows, devised pieces, and immersive theatrical events. His most recent work includes: The Cherry Orchard, Ragtime, Not Clown, Skin Flick City, Meltdown-a live action game about climate change, Pericles, Three Sisters, and Krāv an immersive supper club. He has studied puppetry and object manipulation with Alice Gottschalk and Mervyn Millar at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Viewpoints with SITI Company, and Moment Work with Leigh Fondakowski of Tectonic Theatre Project.