Muckrakers

by  Zayd Dohrn

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

"A fervent and attention-getting play [...] ultra relevant [...] acute, absorbing, topically vital theater." - Talkin' Broadway

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A young female activist brings an older man – a famous political hacker and journalist – home to her Brooklyn apartment to spend the night. But as they start to expose each other’s secrets, personal and political desires collide, testing the limits of privacy in the modern world.
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Reviews

REVIEWS 

"A fervent and attention-getting play [...] ultra relevant [...] acute, absorbing, topically vital theater." - Talkin' Broadway, Read More 

"Thoroughly enjoyable both as pure theatre, and as a springboard for debates about freedom and secrecy." - Broadway World, Read More 

"A bold and ferociously argued two-character drama [...] Muckrakers couldn't be more current or relevant." - Albany Times Union 

"Muckrakers is not only 'ripped from the headlines,' you can actually hear the newspaper pages being torn as the play progresses." - Springfield / Hartford Arts Examiner


Videos

  • Highlights from Barrington Stage's production of Muckrakers
  • Conversation with the cast and director of Barrington Stage's Muckrakers
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Keywords

Betrayal, Politics, Media

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: Mira's studio apartment in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 1f
MIRA - 25, an American political activist.
STEPHEN -  39, a British celebrity hacker/journalist.
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Cast Attributes

  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

Zayd Dohrn

Zayd Dohrn was born and raised in New York City. His full-length plays include Outside People (The Vineyard Theatre/Naked Angels), Reborning (The Public/SPF), and ...

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Muckrakers premiered at the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA in June 2013 under the direction of Giovanna Sardelli.

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