The World Is Round


A play with songs and mountains

Winner of the 2014 Obie Award, Special Citation (for Heather Christian, Hannah Wasileski and Jiyoung Chang)

Finalist for the 2014 Richard Rodgers Award

Received its World Premiere April 17-30 at BAM

Conceived, written and directed by Rachel Dickstein based on Gertrude Stein’s The World Is Round
Music and Lyrics by Heather Christian

Armed with a blue chair and a host of songs, Rose climbs a mountain looking for answers. What she finds at the top is not at all what she expected. Aerial dance, thrilling design and a rocking live score make THE WORLD IS ROUND a funny and joy-filled ride through one girl’s dreams and ambitions. 

Created in collaboration with the ensemble             Blake DeLong, Hannah Heller, Grace McLean & Kristen Sieh

Music performed live by
Heather Christian and the Arbornauts

Set Design Mimi Lien
Sound Design Jane Shaw
Costume Design Ilona Somogyi
Lighting Design Jiyoun Chang
Projection Design Hannah Wasileski
Aerial Design Nicki Miller
Music Director Heather Christian
Line Producer Megan Carter
Production Manager Drew Francis
Production Stage Manager Anne Posluszny
Assistant Director Genee Coreno
Press Representative Blake Zidell


Read the New York Times interview with Rachel Dickstein and Heather Christian.

Photo by Todd France

Photo by Todd France

Photo by Todd France

Photo by Todd France