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Mason Artist-in-Residence
Co-created by Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers

Produced by ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann

Five young refugees set out searching for a new place to call home in this “stunning” (The New York Times) and timely theatrical work. Inspired by the artists’ creative work with refugees worldwide, this interactive performance charts a new map for its characters using visual arts, storytelling, and filmmaking. A truly innovative and visually spectacular performance, CARTOGRAPHY creates an onstage virtual storm that rises up in response to the actors’ voices, uses cell phones to depict memories being made, and features live sculpture creation to represent their journeys. From the minds of author and illustrator Christopher Myers and Mason Artist-in-Residence and director Kaneza Schaal comes “A wonder of theater-making…honest and authentic…full of cracking storytelling” (D.C. Metro Theater Arts).

Recommended for ages 10 and older.

$46, $39, $28, half-price for youth through Grade 12

Run time: 75 minutes with no intermission


After the Performance
A post-performance Q&A will take place in the Concert Hall immediately following the event.

Free Tickets for Mason Students
A limited quantity of free student tickets will be available two Tuesdays prior to the event. Learn more.

CARTOGRAPHY was made possible by a generous grant from The Joyce Foundation, and is a co-commission of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, and Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH, with developmental support provided by Young People’s Theatre, Toronto, Canada and the Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

This engagement of CARTOGRAPHY is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts

Support for this engagement of CARTOGRAPHY provided by the Mason Artist-in-Residence program, which is funded, in part, by the George Mason University Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Impact, and through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Volumetric capture provided by Future Media Lab, LLC.