Men on Boats
By Jaclyn Backhaus | Directed by Mark Fossen
Men on Boats is the mostly true story of John Wesley Powell’s expedition down the tumultuous Colorado River, navigating the Grand Canyon. Playwright Jaclyn Backhaus’ explores the concept of exploration and discovery through diverse casting of racially diverse actors who identify as female, trans, genderfluid, non-binary, and/or non-gender conforming in a story depicting mostly white male explorers. This play maps more than just the lay of the land, beckoning audiences to consider how roles are cast throughout history and today.
October 4–6 and 11–13
Dumke Black Box Theatre
$12/Free for Westminster College students, staff, and faculty