Tamara Tunie, James Badge Dale


The new play Building the Wall invited press for a media day pre-performances. Mark Ryan (MR) Anderson was on the scene for TheaterPizzazz for interviews and photos.


Building The Wall, by Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way), will make its New York premiere beginning performances on Friday, May 12th at 8:00 pm and opening on Sunday, May 21st at 7:30 pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.) for a strictly limited engagement through July 9, 2017.

Robert Schenkkan, Ari Edelson

The two-person political suspense thriller will feature two stars of the screen and stage: James Badge Dale (Small Engine Repair, The Pacific, “Rubicon”, The Departed) and Tamara Tunie (Julius Caesar, “Law & Order: SVU”, The Devil’s Advocate) and will be directed by Ari Edelson(Artistic Director of the Exchange; Little Black Dress, Expats).

From Pulitzer & Tony winner and Academy Award nominee Robert Schenkkan, comes a provocative theatrical event written in a white-hot fury. In a time when shocking campaign rhetoric turns into real policies, Building the Wall urgently reveals the power of theater to question who we are and where we might be going.