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The TEAM Makes a Play

by Paulette Douglas

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The TEAM Makes a Play


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“They're young, they're talented, they're broke... the struggle to make a living doing what you love.”

The inside story behind the making of the TEAM's award-winning Edinburgh and National Theatre hit, Mission Drift. An exclusive view behind the scenes and inside the process and the people. Following the company for over three years - from New York to Vegas to Europe - multiple Emmy award-winning director, Paulette Douglas, chronicles all the passion, disappointment, and drama of this roller coaster ride through the heart of indie theatre.

Ironically played out in the midst of the financial crisis, these passionate young artists are caught in the drama of making a play about American Capitalism while fighting to keep their company afloat. The ultimate primer on “devised” theatre, and a must see for anyone aspiring to a career in the arts, this film is an exclusive first-hand look at what it really takes to make a play; about heart and love and money and art and the struggle to make a living doing what you love.

Mission Drift is a pioneering journey west and east across the USA in search of the character of American capitalism, told through atomic blasts, lizard ballet, and music that fuses Vegas glitz with Western ballads and Southern blues.

The TEAM is a Brooklyn-based ensemble dedicated to making new work about the experience of living in America today. Once described as “Gertrude Stein meets MTV,” the TEAM’s work crashes American history and mythology into modern stories to illuminate the current moment. We combine aggressive athleticism with emotional performances and intellectual rigor, keeping the brain, eyes and heart of the audience constantly stimulated.

Founded in 2004, the TEAM has created and toured 9 works nationally and internationally. They are four-time winners of the Scotsman Fringe First Award, Winner 2011 Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize, 2011 Herald Angel, 2008 Edinburgh Total Theatre Award, Best Production Dublin Fringe 2007, were nominated for a 2012 Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical, and were recently cited on “Best of 2013″ lists on 3 continents.

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“What a blast. Economics has never been more playfully dissected…The company fulfill all their much-hyped promise in this gorgeous, gaudy musical.” - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“The ambition here is breathtaking and the energy intoxicating. A must-see.”
- The Independent, London

“The TEAM have slowly but surely become the artistic conscience of a younger generation”
- The Herald

“If you're at all interested in how theatre is made TEAM Makes A Play is a must - fabulous film”
- Clare Simpson FringeReview

“the creative process at its most raw…an unprecedented view”
Sam Waddicor Broadway Baby

“inspiring and magical”
- Claudia Lorenzo La Critica Film Magazine

“Paulette Douglas has made a film that goes as near to being part of the creative process and understanding it as any observer can do.”
- Clare Simpson FringeReview

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