When Aliens Fall from the Sky–Work-in-Progress Reading

When Aliens Fall from the Sky–Work-in-Progress Reading

Friday, March 31, 2023 . 7PM

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Audience Advisory: 
This performance includes strong language and adult subject matter.
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Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this performance will not be livestreamed.

When Aliens Fall from the Sky is the long-awaited return to the stage of Tony Award winning poet and performance artist Lemon Andersen. Prepared for the Latinx diaspora, Anderson speaks truth to power of the unidentified and undocumented. He spits searing, insightful rhymes about the communities that are the bone marrow of our nation. A one-man show influenced by the autobiographical monologues of Spalding Gray, When Aliens Fall from the Sky is a rally cry for the melting pot of Latinidad to speak and act on the identity crisis in America and join in a collective path forward. Brown fisted, Black skinned.

Created, Written and Performed by Lemon Andersen
Directed & Developed by Elise Thoron
Sound Design by Germán Martínez, with additional music by DJ Mode
Creative Producer: Paola Soto
Production Manager/Line Producer: Chisa Yamaguchi
Executive Producer: Rika Lino

 Mr. Andersen has a distinctive talent that makes words sing in ways that insist you listen.”  –The New York Times

When Aliens Fall from the Sky is produced by Sozo Artists, Spit King Media and ASU Gammage, and was originally commissioned by ASU Gammage with the generous support of Joan Cremin, Lenny Norton and Bob Ramsey. Additional development and residency support provided by Cara Mía Theatre and The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

The Clarice's Visiting Artist Series

This event is part of the Visiting Artist Series. The Clarice's Visiting Artist Series features regional, national and international artists who visit the University of Maryland for performances and other activities. Beyond the stunning work these artists bring to the stage, they are also committed to extensive engagement that creates exciting connections with students and the community

Support for this Performance

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The performance is also supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.


Health + Safety

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