** DC PREMIERE **
** CO-PRODUCED WITH 1ST STAGE **
When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend. A hit at the 2017 Humana Festival, AIRNESS is a comedy about competition, completion, and finding the airness inside yourself.
AIRNESS is co-produced with 1st Stage of Tysons, VA
Helen Hayes Nominations – HELEN Productions
Outstanding Choreography in a Play, Jessica Redish, AIRNESS (with 1st Stage)
Outstanding Sound Design, Kenny Neal, AIRNESS (with 1st Stage)
James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play, Gary Perkins III, AIRNESS (with 1st Stage)
James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play, Chris Stezin, AIRNESS (with 1st Stage)
The Washington Post Review
“In the company’s entertaining presentation of Chelsea Marcantel’s play Airness, co-produced with 1st Stage, characters infuse their competitive air-guitar performances with heartfelt exuberance, frequently smashing their imaginary instruments on the floor in a climactic frenzy.”
“Chelsea Marcantel’s Airness, now playing at Keegan and co-produced with 1st Stage in Tysons, is like going to the best possible combination of a rock concert, comedy show, and theater performance. “
DC Metro Theater Arts Review
“An incredibly talented cast and inspired design team have created a rock-your-world theatrical experience that’s as feel-good as a concert by your favorite rockstars — with an all-access pass to their dramas off-stage.”
Broadway World Review
“Airness is sure to put a smile on your face and get you clapping and perhaps tapping your feet….Keegan’s production in conjunction with 1st Stage is a whole lot of rockin’ fun!”
DC Theatre Scene Arts Review
“Director Christina A. Coakley and choreographer Jessica Redish coax nuanced, energetic, and charming performances out of the cast… Airness will have you cheering, booing, and jumping out of seat right along with its wildly talented cast.”
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.
^ The Choreographer is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.