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full show & resources

Recommended for ages 6+

Please take a look at this whole page - we really tried to make it feel like you were in the theater with us!

This video will remain available because Black Lives STILL Matter and every month is Black History Month..

Educational resources

Click on the button to the left to read a bit more about WATER and learn a bit, before you watch the show! 

Please note that WATER was originally written to be performed outside (see photos below).

Also below are photos that inspired the show...

Here is a link to and resources they have compiled on teaching children about global poverty

Lesson plans on the water crisis from the Water Project.

WATER full credits & HISTORY

Please click on the artist's name to be taken directly to their website to learn more about them

Written by Amina Henry

Produced by Drama of Works

Directed by Gretchen Van Lente

Costume & Puppet Design by Angelica Borrero

Most recent production

The most recent production of WATER

was presented on Governors Island, 

part of ARTery's storytelling festival, 2016


Penny Middleton as Sela

Henry Nwaru as Bo

Andrea Ang as the Goddess

This is the cast featured in the video above.

World Premiere

The world premiere of WATER was presented in 2013 at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn, NY


Stage Managed by Mary Capers

Original drumming by Andry Weintraub


Penny Middleton as Sela

Glenn Quentin George as Bo

Ashley Brockington as the Goddess

The original production  

benefited charity: water

Original staged reading

The original staged reading was

produced in 2012  by Play the Space

and it was presented at First Street Art Park


Cristina Pitter as Sela

Glenn Quentin George as Bo

Monique Papas as the Goddess

Michael Gaines as various

Here is a link to a video of Sela's opening monologue from this production


As stated above, the production was originally written to be performed outside. Here are some photos to give you an idea...

Click through the gallery below to get a better sense of our inspiration for the show...


The original marketing image,

Skye Worthington-Bunn

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