US Regional Premiere
China is not messing around: It’s time to go! The year is 2017. A crushing national debt, skyrocketing inflation, and crippling unemployment have frozen the United States’ access to global credit. Against the backdrop of economic catastrophe, the US government finds an unexpected savior when China purchases Florida for $5 trillion.
But there is a radical, violent insurgency holed up in the Everglades attempting to oust the Chinese proconsul and his army. How far will this militia go to keep the States united? This dark high-octane comic political allegory gets its eastern US regional premiere in Tampa.
Originally produced Off-Broadway at TBG Theatre where it topped numerous “Best of 2013” lists, Occupation just saw a west coast premiere at LA’s Sacred Fools. Jobsite is extremely proud to bring this play “home” for the first time.
About The Playwright
Ken Ferrigni is the resident playwright at Project: Theater. New York plays include Mangella (“A virtual, LOL hoot” – NY Post) and ANGEL/BUDDY (Backstage Magazine Critic’s Pick, New York International Fringe Festival). His one-act play Swing State was evaluated at the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. He has written for taxdeductible theatre’s “Dare Project” and writes and performs regularly at Project: Theater’s actor/writer’s collective, Our Bar. Additionally, he has written several plays for young audiences at the Dynamo Light Opera Company in California. Ken graduated in 2008 from the FSU/Asolo conservatory where he was last seen in The Drawer Boy, and at Banyan Theatre in Old Wicked Songs.
- Chris Holcom – Director
- Miriam Rochford – Stage Manager
- Emily Belvo – Mei Mei
- Katie Castonguay – Kell
- J. Elijah Cho – Deng
- Carlos Garcia – Florian
- Nathan Jokela – Gare
- Marlene Peralta – Bets
- Ned Averill-Snell – Bay Ray Hale
- Emily Belvo, Nicu Brouillette, Chris Holcom, David M. Jenkins, Kevin Spooner, Gi Young Sung – Newscasters, Politicians, etc.
- Ryan E. Finzelber – Lighting Designer
- Kaylin Gess – Scenic Designer
- David M. Jenkins – Sound and Video Designer
- Katrina Stevenson – Costume Designer
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