“This is a brilliant, beautifully performed, laugh-out-loud production [...] Young Manic successfully creates both an entertaining comedy and a sustained reflection on the role of comic performance art in our time.”
— -Laura Chrisman, Deconstruct
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YOUNG MANIC/ I Wanted To Be On Broadway!

Didn't make it to Broadway? Neither did we.

AJnC Dance-Theater, directed by Cornish alum Amy J Lambert, presents their second evening-length production, Young Manic / I Wanted To Be On Broadway, where twelve performers grapple with childhood dreams of Broadway fame. Through Cunningham-style modern dance, a few show-tunes, and a glitzy light installation to boot, the performers cope with their own personal and community disappointments when the show must go on.

The performing artists of Young Manic include:
Margaret Behm, Danica Bito, Charmaine Butcher, Taryn Collis, Rachel Halmrast, Tyra Kopf, Ivana Lin, Jaclyn Mason, Elizabeth Monsoor, Mariko Nagashima, Drew Santoro, and Joshua Williamson.

Project support:
Young Manic is supported in part by the Artist Residence Program at Exit Space’s The Nest and by Velocity Dance Center’s Access Velocity program. Additional project support provided by the generosity of many private donors.

February 16-18 & 23-25, 2018 at Velocity Dance Center, Seattle.

“If laughter is the best medicine, then Young Manic may just be the remedy you’ve been looking for.”
— Leslie Holleran, Crosscut
“Young Manic is an hour of fun and lightness in a dark time, and seems to make a case for choosing joy and dreaming big—not out of naiveté, but in defiance.”
— Kaitlin McCarthy, CityArts
“...masterfully blends the beautiful physicality of dance and the playful absurdity of theater. “
— Tess Hansen, SeattleDances