Amnesia premiered at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley California in May 2014. La Peña commissioned the play with support from The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s 2012 Playwright Commissioning Award, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s 2013 Visibility Award and the Zellerbach Family Foundation’s 2014 Community Arts Fund.

“Ariel ignites Amnesia with riveting stories of immigration and memory, drawing connections that span generations and crisscross borders. A gripping, exciting play not to be missed…”

— Jeff Chang, Author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Director of Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University


A New Play about Race and Immigration

Now on tour and available for Booking!

Written and Performed by Ariel Luckey

Directed by Susannah Martin
Original Score by Lila Sklar
Dramaturgy by Corey Fischer

Layering theater, dance, spoken word and an original score inspired by Hip Hop, Klezmer and Mexican folk music, Amnesia tells the story of a young man who retraces his family’s migration from a small village in Eastern Europe through New York’s Lower East Side to Phoenix, Arizona, only to find that the violence his family fled cannot be so easily forgotten.

Amnesia features Lila Sklar (violin, vocals, mandolin)
Dan Cantrell (accordion)
eO (sound design/trumpet)
Valentino (percussion)
Elizabeth Vandervennet (cello)

Inquire about Amnesia performances, keynotes, workshops and residencies HERE.