Inspired by the 15th century morality play Everyman, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ new work follows Everybody (played by one of five actors selected by lottery at the beginning of each performance) as he or she travels down a road toward life's greatest mystery and confronts the inevitable. An unpredictable and inventive inquiry into the ways we cope with our own mortality.
"Throughout his meteoric career, Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins has made a virtue of his anxieties about identity—social, racial, creative—in meta-theatrical plays that turn traditional forms inside out. "- New York Times
"With Everybody, Jacobs-Jenkins has written a play about love—or, rather, a play that shows how impossible it is to write about love—and it fills the heart in a new and unexpected way. "- New Yorker
"Provocative and involving. .. Wildly funny. "- Huffington Post