November 25 - December 31, 2018
Alder Stage

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Co-directed by Jessica Wallenfels & Dámaso Rodríguez

Death tells Everybody that their time is up. But Everybody doesn’t want to greet Death alone, so Everybody seeks the company of their friends Stuff, Kinship, Friendship, Cousinship, and Love to make the trip bearable. From the scintillating mind that brought you An OctoroonEverybody is an audacious riff on the 15th century morality play Everyman.

Of the robust 10-person cast, five brave actors will play a multitude of roles with their characters chosen by lottery onstage every night — with a possible 120 combinations — as they fight to cheat Death.

Awards for Everybody
2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama

Awards for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
MacArthur “Genius” Grant
Pulitzer Prize finalist
PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Theatre Award

“Let’s start with a spoiler, the ultimate spoiler: Everybody dies.”

-Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Everybody is 90 minutes of theatrical whimsy.”

-Robert Hofler, The Wrap

XRAY In the Morning Interview with Barbie Wu & Andrea Vernae


Take a deeper dive into the show with our STUDY GUIDE

Prep for Everybody with this book and movie list inspired by the play from the Multnomah County Library.

Alder Stage

1515 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205


“…a far cry from your normal holiday fare, but I highly recommend you find time in your busy schedule to see it…at least once.”

Krista Garver, Broadway World

“…offers both strong emotion and beautiful, abstract movement with some surprising twists.”

-Ben Waterhouse, The Oregonian/OregonLive


Alex Blesi
Andrea Vernae
Barbie Wu
Eva Rodríguez
Falynn Burton
Sara Hennessy
Sarah Lucht
Ted Rooney


Production Team

Tim Stapleton
Scenic Designer
Bobby Brewer-Wallin
Costume Designer
Kristeen Willis
Lighting Designer
Phil Johnson
Sound Designer
Amanda K Cole
Intimacy Consultant
Pancho Savery
Joel Patrick Durham
Assistant Director
Samie Pfeifer
Assistant Scene Designer
Michelle Jazuk
Stage Manager
Jamie Lynne Simons
Assistant Stage Manager
Robert Amico
Props Master, Puppet Design
Ariela Subar
Production Assistant
Haley Hanson
Youth Coordinator
Alan Cline
Board Op