This Is Our Youth

by Kenneth Lonergan

A Senior Project in American Studies for Jacob Osborne


This Is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls in New York's Upper West Side at the dawn of the Reagan Era: Warren Straub, a dejected nineteen-year-old who steals fifteen thousand dollars from his abusive lingerie-tycoon father; Dennis Ziegler, the charismatic domineering drug-dealing friend who helps him put the money to good use; and Jessica Goldman, the anxiously insightful young woman Warren yearns for. Funny, painful, and compassionate, This Is Our Youth is a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood when many young people first go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers—ideas and techniques far more sophisticated than their parents ever realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.

"This Is Our Youth—by turns caustic, cruel and compassionate—is the real real world." — The New York Times, November 4, 1998

"You may remember that this is what it feels like to be on the cusp of adulthood with a whole wide world waiting to eat you up." — The New York Times, September 11, 2014 (reviewing the revival)
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January 22 at 8:00pm
January 23 at 3:00pm
January 23 at 8:00pm
January 27 at 8:00pm
January 28 at 8:00pm
January 29 at 8:00pm
January 30 at 3:00pm
January 30 at 8:00pm
@ Off Broadway Theater
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Warren / DennisJacob Osborne
JessicaLucy Fleming
Dennis / WarrenJamie Bogyo
Production Staff
DirectorMurray Biggs
ProducerAlison Mosier-Mills
Stage ManagerDaphne Martin
Technical DirectorEllie Handler
Set DesignerJae Shin
Lighting DesignerAl Nurani
Sound DesignerMax Gordon
Costume DesignerCara Washington
Graphic DesignerKai Takahashi
Assistant DirectorZachary Elkind
Props DesignerAlice Yang
Assistant Graphic DesignerCharlotte Ferenbach
Assistant ProducerAlex Simon
Assistant Set DesignerKristine Sungyeon Chung
Paint ChargeMichelle Lapadula
Scenic ArtistCalvin Harrison
Scenic ArtistCharlotte Ferenbach
Scenic ArtistAlicia Vargas-Morawetz
Scenic ArtistChelsea Watson