Theater Mitu presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Fishman Space at BAM Fisher

(New York – June 9, 2017) THEATER MITU (Rubén Polendo, Founding Artistic Director; Justin Nestor, Associate Artistic Director; Jimmy Walden, Managing Director), is proud to present a new production of DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Written by Arthur Miller and directed by Rubén Polendo, DEATH OF A SALESMAN begins performances at the Fishman Space at BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217) on Friday, July 14, for a limited run through Sunday, July 23, 2017.

Held hostage by their past, a family grapples with failure, worth, and a world closing in around them. In this hyper-theatrical production, human beings become objects, music carries the memory of days long gone, and a life is reduced to a mortgage. Theater Mitu’s staging of Arthur Miller’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN explores a landscape of unrealized hopes and asks what happens when you are written out of the American Dream. 

The cast will feature Justin Nestor (Hamlet/UR-Hamlet), Kayla Asbell (The Lily’s Revenge), Corey Sullivan (Take What is Yours), Denis Butkus (Juárez) and Attilio Rigotti (Hamlet/UR-Hamlet).

The production will feature original music by Ellen Reid in collaboration with Ada Westfall; set design by Kate Ashton and Rubén Polendo; costume design by Candida K. Nichols; lighting design by Kate Ashton; sound design by Alex Hawthorn; mask design by Lori Petermann; object design by Scott Spahr;dramaturgy by Chris Mills. Scott Spahr will serve as associate director. 

The production will feature the voices of Bryce Dallas Howard, Jenni-Lynn Brick, Ryan West, Ben Fox, Aysan Celik, Nathan Baesel, Mark D. Schultz, Jason Lew, Ada Westfall, Jenny Donoghue.  The original performance style and approach was developed with and by the following actors: Justin Nestor, Emily Davis, Dylan Dawson, Nathan Elam, Nikki Calonge. Additional performers contributing to the development of the piece include Ryan Conarro, Julianna Bloodgood, Peggy Trecker White, Nolan Funk and Máté Bede-Fasekas.

Tickets are $25 General Admission, $15 for Students, and can be purchased The performance schedule for Theater Mitu’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN is as follows: Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 5pm. This event is presented by Theater Mitu. Regular BAM house and ticketing policies may not apply. 


Founded in 1997, Theater Mitu has earned a wide reputation as an adventuresome and dynamic ensemble of artists. Under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Rubén Polendo, the Company is committed to challenging the parameters of theater research and practice. Theater Mitu’s work is situated in the tension between acting and performance, theatrical design and installation, multi-media and interactive technology. Their practice investigates trans-global performance; interdisciplinary collaborative models; the performativity of non-violence; the geopolitics of objects; contemporary mythology; artist training, ritual and the sacred. Its considerable body of work has taken on a variety of forms: developmental and production work with some of the world’s leading theatrical innovators, research and pedagogical work with renowned universities and conservatories, engagement with non-theatrical communities, and international trainings and research initiatives with leaders in the field 

Theater Mitu’s work has been presented and developed nationally at New York Theater Workshop, The Public Theater, Lincoln Center, The Skirball Center, Alliance Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, The Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, McCarter Theater, South Coast Rep, Sundance, Watermill Center and Z Space among others as well as internationally including The Cairo Opera House (Egypt), Centro Cultural Paso Del Norte (Mexico), Duoc UC (Chile), Kontakt Festival (Poland), Mansion Blatt (Lebanon), Blackbox (Mongolia), The NYUAD Arts Center (UAE), Patravadi Arts Center (Thailand) and Visthar (India). Recent recognitions include funding from CEC Artslink, MAP Fund, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, NY Cultural Development Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, NEFA’s National Theater Project, New York University, NYSCA, Trust for Mutual Understanding and US Department of State.

Trevor Chauvin