Be Awesome: A Theatrical Mixtape of the 90s


"Be Awesome: A Theatrical Mixtape of the 90s" is an original, devised show out of the brain of Flying V’s Producing Artistic Director, Jason Schlafstein; this theatrical mix-tape is an exploration of Memory, Nostalgia, and Transition through a night of live action music videos set to the soundtrack of that totally Awesome decade – the 90’s. Featuring puppetry, dance, live music, and astounding feats of physicality, this devised show takes us back to a time of flannel, slap bracelets, and Saturday morning cartoons, while asking the question of who we are now. What if you were dying? What is the mixtape you would leave behind to create a connection with someone you love but will never know? How do you encapsulate your life into a series of songs?

Presented by Flying V

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$20 - $30

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Schedule Open/Close Dates: 09/23/2016 - 10/09/2016
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday 08:00pm--
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates
Performer Role
Christina Day Ensemble
Michelle Polera Julia / Ensemble
Diane Samuelson Ensemble
Emily Whitworth Jenny / Ensemble
Madeline Whiting Jane Park (Mother) / Ensemble
Bob Manzo Jonas Park
Jon Jon Johnson Ensemble
Robert Bowen Smith Jonathan Park (Father) / Ensemble
Daniel Mori Ensemble
Clayton Pelham, Jr Kris / Ensemble
Production Personnel
Jason Schlafstein
Daniel Mori (Asst. Director)
Costume Designer
Alexa Duimstra
Set Designer
Katie Sullivan
Sound Designer
Gordon Nimmo-Smith
Movement for plays
Ryan Tumulty
Jonathan Ezra Rubin
Musical Director
Jon Jon Johnson
Lighting Designer
Colin Dieck
Projections/Media Designer
Lauren Joy
Props Designer - Molly Abraham


The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815

Getting There

  • Bethesda (Red Line)


  • Street parking
  • Paid lot


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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