a play by naomi iizuka
directed by jon jon johnson


Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people ––some kind, some dangerous and cruel–– as he searches for his family.

ANON(YMOUS) is Naomi Iizuka's adaptation and retelling of the Odyssey. It uses fantasy and myth to tell a very real story about migrant children torn from their parents and struggling to survive in a hostile land.

You have 13 chances to see this great play brought to life, beginning October 12th.




Friday, October 12 — 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 13 — 2:30 + 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 14 — 2:30 pm
Thursday, October 18 — 7:30 pm
Friday, October 19 — 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 20 — 2:30 + 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 21 — 2:30 pm
Thursday, October 25 — 7:30 pm
Friday, October 26 — 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 27 — 2:30 + 7:30 pm

Silver Spring Black Box
8641 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD
Accessible via the Silver Spring Metro Station (Red Line)
+ several MetroBus routes

This venue is wheelchair-accessible.
Content warning for sounds of war (explosions and gunshots)
Haze will be used during this production.
At this time we are unable to provide captions or ASL interpretation, but we hope to do so in future productions.
Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns:



Madelyn Farris, Noa Gelb, Tamekia Jackson, Peter Mikhail, Toni Rae Salmi, Aron Spellane, Eirin Stevenson, Shaquille Stewart, Kara Turner, Cindy Wang

Jon Jon Jonson,
Genevieve Dornemann, Stage Manager
Robin Weiner, Costume Designer
Niusha Nawab, Sound Designer
Ian Claar, Lighting Designer
Maddy McKeague, Assistant Lighting Designer
Eric McMorris, Technical Designer and Set Designer