YELLOW BRICK ROAD

(2016)

ensemble cast

abu dhabi, uae

Yellow Brick Road is an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This devised theater project uses Baum’s novel as a launch pad for exploring contemporary conversations around climate crisis, displacement, bureaucracy, survival, and dependency.

Combining conventions of traditional Japanese performance forms with both found texts and original performance material developed by the cast, Yellow Brick Road aims to fracture this iconic American fairytale and reimagine it as a prism for examining the narratives of global crisis.

Created under the direction of Tomi Tsunoda with the support of NYU Abu Dhabi Theater Program and NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center.

Photos courtesy of NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center