Based loosely on an absurdist play by Ionesco, in this North American premiere, Annie-B Parson stages a birthday party for a company of esteemed dance elders, including Bebe Miller, Meg Harper, Keith Sabado, Sheryl Sutton, Douglas Dunn, Betsy Gregory, Brian Bertscher, and Black-Eyed Susan. This piece was originally created for Sadler’s Wells Elixir Co.


Sadler’s Wells, London June 2017
November 8-9, 2019
NYU Skirball
New York, NY



Conceived and Choreographed by Annie-B Parson
Co-directed by Paul Lazar
Performed by Brian BertscherDouglas DunnBetsy GregoryMeg HarperPaul LazarBebe MillerKeith Sabado,Sheryl Sutton and Black-Eyed Susan
Associate Director/Choreographer: Elizabeth DeMent
Rehearsal Director Catherine Galasso
Set Design implemented by Joanne Howard
Original Lighting Design by Adam Carree
Lighting Design implemented by Joe Levasseur
Original Sound Design by Benjamin Grant
Additional Sound Design by Tei Blow
Costumes by Enver Chakartash

Producer Sara Pereira da Silva
Production Manager Sarah Lurie
Stage Manager Ilana Khanin
Production Assistant Chris Nourse
Production Assistant Stephen Charles Smith
Production Interns Hunter Gause, Suzie Léger, Zixin Liu, Molly Mingey
Photography by Julieta Cervantes. 

Text excerpts from The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco, translated by Donal M. Allen, and The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov.

The Road Awaits Us was commissioned by Sadler’s Wells for KnowBody II as part of Elixir Festival 2017. Original cast: Christopher Bannerman, Brian Bertscher, Anne Donnelly, Linda Gibbs, Betsy Gregory, Paul Lazar, Diana Payne Myers, Namron, and Kenneth Tharp.

Photos by Julieta Cervantes