Full Length Play
Experimental, Parody / Spoof, Docudrama/Historic
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - The Stage: A nearly open empty space.
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
As Juan José feverishly studies for his citizenship exam, his obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical odyssey through U.S. history guided by a handful of unsung citizens who made courageous choices in some of the country’s toughest times. American Night: The Ballad of Juan José is a provocative, irreverent, and hilarious mix of past and present, stereotype and truth.
"Richard Montoya’s 'American Night: The Ballad of Juan José,' ... is a lovable hodgepodge of references, historical and pop-cultural, with a deadly serious message at its heart." - New York Times, Read More
"[A] clever, blazing, outrageous satire" - Talkin' Broadway, Read More
“Fast-paced, gleeful, and sly” - Los Angeles Times, Read More
American Night: The Ballad of Juan José was originally commissioned by The Oregon Shakespeare Festival for American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle.
Developed by Culture Clash & Jo Bonney.