Promise Land

January 27 - February 12, 2017 in the Dowling Studio

Transatlantic Love Affair, helmed by Artistic Director Isabel Nelson, is a physical theater ensemble specializing in collaboratively created, original storytelling. Named “Best Theater Troupe” by City Pages and “Best Small Theater Company” by the Star Tribune in 2016, Transatlantic Love Affair commits to the belief that the human body is the ultimate theatrical instrument.

Their latest piece re-imagines Hansel and Gretel as a tale of immigration, exploring what compels one to embark on a journey in search of something better – leaving home and family behind – and what they find when they finally get there.

Promise Land features Avi Aharoni, Peyton Dixon, Julia Gay, Emily Madigan, Eric Marinus, Emily Michaels King, Gregory Parks, Adelin Phelps, and Allison Witham, with music composed and performed by Emily Dantuma.


Tickets in the Dowling Studio are $9. Seating in the Dowling Studio is General Admission.

All prices and performances subject to change.


Promise Land is part of the Level Nine Series. Taking a cue from their own theater-making process, Transatlantic Love Affair will host these community engagement activities that actively and intellectually reflect their creative process.

Writing Home: After the show, reflect upon what home means to you in a community writing activity in the lobby.

Post-Play Discussions: Join the creative team for a conversation about the intersection of art-making and immigration stories.

Game Nights: Stay after the show to play (or observe) some of TLA's favorite theater games. Comfortable clothes and shoes recommended.

Workshops: On February 4 or 11, join TLA for a free, two-hour workshop on methods for devising theater. Come dressed to move and prepared to play. Space is limited; recommended for ages 13+. REGISTER

January 27: Writing Home
January 28: Post-Play Discussion
January 29: Post-Play Discussion
January 29: Game Night

February 1: Post-Play Discussion
February 2: Writing Home
February 3: Game Night
February 4: Workshop, 1 p.m.
February 5: Post-Play Discussion

February 8: Post-Play Discussion
February 9: Writing Home
February 10: Game Night
February 11: Workshop, 1 p.m.
February 12: Post-Play Discussion