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Past Production

Juan Gelion Dances For The Sun

By Dominic Orlando
Directed by Rebecca Novick+
Mar 16–Apr 8
World Premiere
Venue: Traveling Jewish Theatre

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As a shadowy group of American power brokers meet to discuss how to hasten the “end times,” a young man named Juan Gelion returns to a small Latin American island and begins to heal the sick.  This stunning, hilarious, and disturbing play explores the role of religion in U.S. politics through the adventures of a reluctant messiah, his crazy band of disciples, and the American evangelists who assemble to destroy him.

Featuring: Laura Jane Bailey, Jesse Caldwell*, Alexandra Creighton+, Paul Lancour+, Wendy Marinaccio, Johnny Moreno*, Hector Osorio, Deborah Pardes, Lawrence Radecker, Nick Sholley*, Juliet Tanner+

Scenic Design: James J. Fenton

Light Design: Heather Basarab+

Costume Design: Leah Marthinsen

Sound Design: Yvette Jackson

Props Design: Ryan Parham

Dramaturg: Duca Knezevic

Choreographer: Cassie Beck+

Fight Choreographer: Michael Storm

Assistant Director: Jarred Fischer+

Production Manager: Chris Rader

Composer: Deborah Pardes

Stage Manager: Amanda Melton

Assistant Stage Manager: Kathleen Schumacher


“unusually and unexpectedly compelling drama….It’s a brave foray into the religious — or religiosity — warfare undermining much of American politics.” Rob Hurwitt, SF Chronicle

infectious spirit and fearless stands on difficult issues send a powerful message to today’s troubled world” Charles Brousse, Marin Independent Journal