Definition of Man

Written by Nikki Muller and Jason Rosario, “Definition of Man” is an original performance art piece that is equal parts physically and emotionally challenging. The work explores universal themes of identity, gender, race, vulnerability and the impossibility of communication. By speaking from their own situated experiences as the daughter of an East German refugee and son to Puerto Rican parents respectively, Muller and Rosario provide an intimate portrayal of the inner struggle to overcome one’s own assumptions and the sacrifices required to connect and find understanding with our fellow man.


Directed by JJ Mayes, acclaimed aerialist/movement choreographer Tavi Stutz and seasoned composer Chris Thomas. Together they have made an engaging theatrical experience that encourages audiences to reconsider the way they communicate and challenges them to create space for real change for and healing to occur once they’ve left the theater.

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