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How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (with 179 People You May or May Not Know)

This is not a play; it is not a lecture; it is not an interactive workshop; it is not a physical theatre piece; it is not a public conversation. How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (HTEP) is all of these things. Most significantly, it’s an opportunity to challenge a different audience every show with the question: how do you attack the problem of poverty in America, with a lens specifically focused on your community. Over the course of 90 minutes, the audience will listen, explore and ultimately choose how to spend $1,000 cash from ticket sales sitting onstage at each performance. The show is an experiment in dialogue, in collective decision-making, in shared responsibility, and in the potential for art to help us make our world a better place. Spectacularly eclectic in form, often delightful and occasionally uncomfortable, How to End Poverty engages audiences alongside community experts. Come spend with us.


Conceived and written by Michael Rohd and Sojourn Theatre


Direction and Choreography by Rebecca Martinez

Design: Phillip Franck, Shannon Scrofano, Alexandra Sargent, Liam Kaas-Lentz, Rene Saldanha, Danielle Littman, Alejandro Tey, Sara Sawicki


Produced by Vanderbilt University Theatre


Cast: Sadie Andros, Anne Bradford, Sophia Denney, Jacob Dingle, Connor Henderson, Lauren Hurley, Katherine Ko, Cecily Larison, Brianna Mayo, Nicholas Mecikalski, Chukwukpee Nzegwu, Anna Meehan, Rebeca Trabanino, Erin Verbeck, Sasha Whitley

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