Birds on a Wire

Written and directed by Shauna Kanter

“VOICETheatre is all the right things- vivid, frightening and mesmerizing.”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES, Neil Ganzlinger, 2017


Hailed by many as a new great American play, Birds on a Wire is an inspiration to us all. As the Rositzky family cling to their home, brother against brother, father against son, they move toward acceptance of each other. American history and the Dust Bowl intersect with those courageous men and women who never left their farms. This music theatre piece plays out as this Jewish family fights home foreclosure, the dust, and the lies they tell each other as they unearth their truths and walk toward redemption.



“It is clear that ‘Birds on a Wire’ is a winner from the off; a genuinely affecting piece of theatre.”
EDFRINGE.COM, Oliver Arnoldi, Edinburgh, UK



Capacity: 350-1,000
Stage: proscenium / thrust
Personnel: 8 + one actor hired at each venue availability: worldwide 2018

Premiere: Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX 2017. Regional Finalist: Kennedy Centre Theatre Competition, 2017, Rattlestick Theater, NYC, 2018; Edinburgh Festival 2018; Sanctuary Arts Initiative, NYC; Byrdcilffe Theater, Woodstock, NY, 2017.

Tech Rider available upon request.

Birds on a Wire
Birds on a Wire Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock, NY 2017