Coal Country

Name Address From To
Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
02/18/2020 03/11/2020
Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce Street
New York, NY 10014
03/04/2022 04/17/2022
Production Information
First performance date: February 18, 2020
Opening date: March 10, 2022
Closing date: April 17, 2022
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
In 2010, the Upper Big Branch mine explosion killed 29 men, and tore a hole in the lives of countless others. In this riveting, emotionally stunning new work based on first-person accounts by survivors and family members, Jessica Blank, Erik Jensen, and Steve Earle, dig deep into the lives and loss of the most deadly mining disaster in recent U.S. history.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Audible1 Producer
The Public Theater Producer
Jessica Blank Playwright
Erik Jensen Playwright
Steve Earle Composer
Jessica Blank Director
Adesola Osakalumi Movement Director
Christina Franklin Assistant Director
Ezra Knight Dance Captain
Richard Hoover Set Designer
Jessica Jahn Costume Designer
David Lander Lighting Designer
Darron L. West Sound Designer
Bianca Vazquez Assistant Set Designer
Ashley Soliman Assistant Costume Designer
Margaret Peebles Associate Lighting Designer
Will Pickens Associate Sound Designer
Heather Fichthorn Company Manager
Joan Wyatt Stage Manager
Janelle Caso Production Stage Manager
Rachel A. Zucker Assistant Stage Manager
Caity Joy Smith Production Manager
Keaton Morris-Stan Assistant Production Manager
R. Jay Duckworth Prop Master
Steve Earle Music Direction
Jordan Thaler/Kate Murray Casting
Susan Finch Dialect Coach

1Producer of the return engagement.

Actor Role
Mary Bacon Patti
Amelia Campbell Mindi
Kym Gomes Judge
Ezra Knight Roosevelt
Thomas Kopache Gary
Michael Laurence Tommy
Deirdre Madigan Judy
Carl Palmer Goose
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2022 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play The Public Theater Producer
      Jessica Blank Playwright
      Erik Jensen Playwright
      Audible Producer
2 NOMINATED 2020 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Director of a Play Jessica Blank Director
3 NOMINATED 2020 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Music in a Play Steve Earle Composer
4 NOMINATED 2020 Antonyo Award, Best Choreography Adesola Osakalumi Movement Director
The production had a return engagement at the Cherry Lane Theatre after closing early at The Public Theater due to COVID.