THE BARBIEKEN THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS GEORGE SAUNDERS'
IN PERSUASION NATION
The BarbieKen Theatre Company Presents George Saunders' "In Persuasion Nation" is a solo one-act toy theater piece written by George Saunders, adapted for the stage by CB Goodman, and performed by Barbie and Ken dolls.
Barbie and her friends have been making theatre for over forty years, staging classics from Shakespeare to Broadway. After attending a devising theatre workshop in London, Barbie's passion for storytelling took a new direction, outside the box. She decided to break away from tradition and stage a story that matters to her personally, George Saunders "In Persuasion Nation". Barbie convinced the other members of The BarbieKen Theatre Company, to stage the adaptation, a story about free will, corporate manipulation, and the search for a greater meaning in life, but her subscribers are expecting “Guys and Dolls” when the curtain goes up. Can Barbie and the company win them over with a story made up of characters like an Orange, Abraham Lincoln, and a Polar Bear who loves Cheetos?
Performed a work-in-progress showing at Dixon Place's PuppetBlock! in New York City, October 5th, 2016.
The BarbieKen Theatre Company Presents
George Saunders' "In Persuasion Nation"
Work Sample 10 Minutes
Behind the Scenes