The Americans, Part 1: THE LAY OF THE LAND

A devised work consisting of an adaptation of Sam Shepard's screenplay for Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas,
and excerpts of Shepard’s prose memoir Motel Chronicles and more. Created for Juilliard's Drama Division.

co-created and devised by Brian Mertes & Stephanie Fleischmann with Group 39
directed by Brian Mertes
lyrics and dramaturgy by Stephanie Fleischmann
music by Jim White
set by Jim Findlay
lighting Dan Scully
costumes by Olivera Gajic