American Song

American Song

By Joanna Murray-Smith

Originally produced at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee, WI

March 15 - April 10, 2016

About the Premiere Production:


(James DeVita. Photo by Michael Brosilow.)

One man’s look at what it means to be a father in today’s world.

Ripped from today’s headlines, American Song is a moving and provocative look at parenting in today’s fractured society. As Andy heads off to work to give the biggest presentation of his career, he wishes his seemingly well-adjusted teenage son goodbye. Eight hours later, everything has changed, and Andy’s family is infamous world-wide for an inconceivable act of violence committed by the most unlikely suspect – the sweet boy Andy once cradled in his arms. From internationally renowned playwright Joanna Murray-Smith and starring James DeVita, proclaimed by the Wall Street Journal to be America’s finest classical actor, comes a world-premiere play with a tour-de-force performance that will leave you breathless.

Cast: James DeVita.


Director: Mark Clements

Assistant Director: Nabrasha Nelson

Dramaturg: Brent Hazelton

Stage Manager: Sarah Deming-Henes

Assistant Stage Manager: Rebecca Lindsey

Stage Management Resident: Miriam Michaels

Scenic Design: Daniel Conway

Costume Design: Leslie Vaglica

Lighting Design: Jason Fassl

Sound Design:Barry G. Funderburg

Projection Design: Jared Mezzocchi

Dialect Coach: Jill Walmsley Zager

Casting Director: JC Clements