Mission Drift

Mission Drift is currently available for touring.

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“What a blast. Economics has never been more playfully dissected…The company fulfill all their much-hyped promise in this gorgeous, gaudy musical.
-Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Mission Drift is a pioneering journey across the USA in pursuit of the soul of American capitalism, created in the blazing heat of a Las Vegas June. Told through atomic blasts, lizard ballet, and original music that fuses Las Vegas glitz with Western ballads and Southern blues, it features two interweaving love stories. It tells the epic saga of an immortal teenage Dutch couple as they travel west from Amsterdam to New Amsterdam in 1624, all the way to modern-day financially devastated Las Vegas, and the intimate portrait of a cocktail waitress and a cowboy grappling with the 2008 recession and their crumbling American dreams. Over it all reigns Miss Atomic, a seductive storyteller/singer inspired by the 1950’s beauty pageants celebrating the bombs tested in the Nevada desert. She is the symbol of creation and destruction, bankruptcy and bonanza, and this profoundly unique American city..

Written by the TEAM in collaboration with Heather Christian and Sarah Gancher. Music by Heather Christian

Winner of the 2011 Scotsman Fringe First and the Herald Angel Awards
Winner of the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize
The Guardian names it “One of the 50 best theatre shows in the 21st century!”

Co-produced by New York’s PS122, Portugal’s Culturgest, and London’s Almeida Theatre.

Developed at Brooklyn’s BRICLab, London’s Almeida Theatre, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the Ohio Theatre’s Ice Factory Festival, Williams College, LMCC’s Swing Space at Building 110 on Governors Island, and PS122.

Developed with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Development Fund, the Jerome Foundation, the Panta Rhea Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the JMJ Family Fund, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Mission Drift has performed at:
Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
Universide de Coimbra
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Salzburg Festival
Perth International Arts Festival
Hong Kong Arts Festival
National Theatre, Shed Theatre, London