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Dana H. ()

Produced by

Centre Theatre Group and Goodman Theatre and Vineyard Theatre

Presented by

Crow’s Theatre

Playwright: Lucas Hnath
Director: Les Waters


Factory Mainspace Theatre


March 12th, 2024 – April 7th, 2024


This riveting, cutting-edge drama follows the harrowing true story of Dana Higginbotham, a chaplain in a psychiatric ward, who was abducted by one of the patients and held captive in a series of Florida motel rooms for five months.

Her son, acclaimed playwright Lucas Hnath has created a powerful drama for the stage with his mother’s own voice and courageous words. The show’s dialogue is audio culled from days of recorded interviews. Performed with precision by Jordan Baker, she lip-syncs every word, both channelling and paying tribute to Dana Higginbotham. (


Dana Higginbotham Herself
Steve Cosson Interviewer
Jordan Baker Dana H.

Creative Team

Lucas Hnath Playwright
Les Waters Director
Mikhail Fiksel Sound Designer
Andrew Boyce Set Designer
Janice Pytel Costume Designer
Paul Toben Lighting Designer
Emily Schmit Associate Lighting Designer
Megumi Katayama Associate Sound Designer
Paolo Santalucia Assistant Director


Paul Toben Supertitle Designer
Steve Cuiffo Illusion Designer
Steve Cuiffo Lip Sync Consultant
Tanya Palmer Original Dramaturg
Emily Schmit Associate Supertitle Designer
Lisa Nighswander Head of Properties
Anna R. Kaltenbach Stage Manager
Stephanie Dilnot Apprentice Stage Manager
Shelley Miles Stage Management Consultant


Heather Landon Senior Producer
Beth Wong Producer
LJ Savage Director of Production
Jeremy Hutton Production Manager
Ryan Borshuk Technical Director
Amber Rea Assistant Technical Director