Dramatic Comedy: 2m, 9f
Winner of the 2015 Relentless Award
Winner of the 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
From the back cover:
Somewhere in America, an army of preteen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they'll claw their way to the top at Nationals in Tampa Bay. A play about ambition, growing up, and how to find our souls in the heat of it all.
"A blazingly original play [...] marvel at how close what you see cuts to the bone." --The New York Times
"I have seen the future, and it is Dance Nation." --The Washington Post
"If you were ever a 13-year-old girl, Clare Barron's daring, raw Dance Nation will probably hit you hard [...] It's a brave, visceral, excitingly off-kilter barbaric yawp of a play. And it gets at something excruciatingly tender: the burden of modesty on young American women." --New York Magazine