hung + burned

Christopher Lee for TIME

hung + burned is an performance work by Jeannene Bragg & Brian Freeland exploring the tenants of power, gender, and politics. Loosely based on current and past political conditions, this work is designed for a large-scale spectacle-sized, immersive performance presentation. 

hung + burned derives from The LIDA Project’s commissioned work Ludlow: 1914. This work abandons the Ludlow Massacre as the central plot device and expands the world to an imagined contemporary morality tale on power and the elite ruling class of America.


  • The writing phase began in the Spring of 2017. 
  • The first draft of the work was presented as a closed reading in the Summer of 2018 after which the show’s second act was revamped/reimagined. 
  • The second and current working draft was completed in the Fall of 2020 with a virtual reading in the winter of 2021.
  • The work is currently in its workshop phase of development.
  • Physical workshops are planned for New York and Denver in the 2023-24 season.
  • World premiere planned for Fall of 2024.

hung + burned mood board


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