Genre: Comedy, Drama, Lesbian+Gay
Devised by The Anthropologists. Directed by Melissa Moschitto.

The Anthropologists’ “No Pants in Tucson” Adds YouTube Live Roundtable on Gender and Public Policy with Dr. Lisa Merrill, Plus ASL Interpreted Performance

The Anthropologists’ new subversive comedy, “No Pants in Tucson,” draws upon blatantly bigoted state laws from the 19th and 20th centuries that made it illegal for women to wear pants in public while courageously blending time and form to untangle the generational impact of gender oppressive laws. The world-premiere of “No Pants in Tucson” begins November 5 and runs through November 14, 2021, at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres, 502 W 53rd St., New York 10019.

On Monday, November 8 at 7:30 PM ET, Dr. Lisa Merrill and The Anthropologists will lead a YouTube Live conversation that untangles the history of clothing, gender, race & cultural policy and the practice of policing non-gender conforming bodies in the 19th and 20th centuries. RSVP: And on Wednesday, November at 7:30 PM ET, “No Pants in Tuscon” will have an ASL interpreted performance. TICKETS:

For the past 13 years The Anthropologists have been centering women’s experiences and elevating historically marginalized voices. With a creative and producing team of women, non-binary, and transgender artists, “No Pants in Tucson” unmasks the real lives impacted by archaic, gender-suppressive laws. 

The Anthropologists will be observing full COVID safety protocol for the No Pants In Tucson production. Patrons will be masked in the theater and asked to show proof of vaccination at check in.

About the Company: The Anthropologists

THE ANTHROPOLOGISTS are dedicated to the collaborative creation of investigative theatre that inspires action. Rooted in research and community engagement and shaped by contemporary dance and physical theatre techniques, we're committed to exploring current social topics from an anthropological perspective in order to break down and unleash cultural discoveries. ​Past provocations have included:  “why do Americans need so much stuff?” (EXCESS – a dance play inspired by The Cherry Orchard) and “who gets access to food?” (GIVE US BREAD, hailed by as “a thoroughly entertaining and thought provoking play mixing elements of dance and stylized movement to create a piece that is wholly within its own hybrid Anthropologists genre.”)


Cast: April J. Barber, Mariah Freda, Marissa Joyce Stamps, Kian J. Johnson
Open:   11/05/21
Close:   11/14/21

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Friday, November 5 (Preview) at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 6 (Press Night) at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 7 at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 14 at 5:00 p.m. :

Theater:   A.R.T./ New York -- Midtown Manhattan
Address:   520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$12-$30 (fees included)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: On The Stage at (609) 536-9089
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