“I don’t know how to be more American than I am right now…”
In this storytelling performance Noah struggles with his American identity when he loses the opportunity to play an US Army solider in a movie because he is not “being American enough” for the role. What complicates things more is that his brother, who is adopted from Russia, has grown up to become a church going, truck driving, football coaching, all American man.
Film like, Noah’s storytelling moves back and forth between present day Amsterdam — where he is trying to figure out how to make his life work as an American in Europe — and one day in suburban Texas 1995 that changed everything – the day his parents brought home his adopted brother from Russia. In this show Noah uses his family’s past, stereotypes, and the audience to try to figure what does it take to be a real American and explore the funny nature of performing a national identity that nearly everyone in the world has an opinion about.
About the artists
Noah VoelkerWriter & Performer
Stephanie van BatumEindregie