The Anthropologists

The Anthropologists

The Anthropologists is dedicated to the collaborative creation of investigative theatre that inspires action. Rooted in research and community engagement and shaped by contemporary dance and physical theatre techniques, we're committed to exploring current social topics from an anthropological perspective in order to break down and unleash cultural discoveries.

Plays

  • This Sinking Island
    This Sinking Island tells the story of families displaced by climate change. The play starts
    with the voices of climate refugees from around the globe and concludes with the story of three siblings who must leave all they’ve ever known on the island of Manhattan in search of a new home. Poignant and inspiring, the play was devised by The Anthropologists, using sea level rise science and climate refugee...
    This Sinking Island tells the story of families displaced by climate change. The play starts
    with the voices of climate refugees from around the globe and concludes with the story of three siblings who must leave all they’ve ever known on the island of Manhattan in search of a new home. Poignant and inspiring, the play was devised by The Anthropologists, using sea level rise science and climate refugee testimony. This Sinking Island builds a bridge between understanding climate science and imagining a better
    and more just future. Written by Melissa Moschitto with the ensemble. With original music by Mariah Freda.
  • The Blackout
    When a massive blackout paralyzes New York City, Oscar and Marion Jung are certain they are prepared for survival. But if their housemates aren't? Part screwball comedy, part nihilism and with a dash of good old American bravado, The Blackout examines the precarious role of the individual in the age of climate change. Devised by The Anthropologists, written by Melissa Moschitto.