"Mission Drift is a pioneering journey across the USA in pursuit of the soul of American capitalism, created in the blazing heat of a Las Vegas June. Told through atomic blasts, lizard ballet, and original music that fuses Las Vegas glitz with Western ballads and Southern gospel, it features two interweaving love stories: the epic saga of an immortal teenage Dutch couple as they travel west from Amsterdam to New Amsterdam in 1624, all the way to modern-day financially devastated Las Vegas, and the intimate portrait of a cocktail waitress and a cowboy grappling with the 2008 recession and their crumbling American dreams. Over it all reigns Miss Atomic, a seductive storyteller/singer inspired by the 1950s beauty pageants celebrating the bombs tested in the Nevada desert. She is the symbol of creation and destruction, bankruptcy and bonanza, and this profoundly unique American city."
"The TEAM is a Brooklyn-based ensemble whose mission is to create new works about the experience of living in America today. Once described as "Gertrude Stein meets MT V," their work crashes American history and mythology into modern stories to illuminate the current moment. They combine aggressive athleticism with emotional performances and intellectual rigor, keeping the brain, eyes and heart of the audience constantly stimulated. Founded in 2004, the TEAM has created and toured eight works nationally and internationally. Four-time winners of the Edinburgh Fringe First, Winner 2011 Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize, 2011 Herald Angel, ranked Best of 2011 by the Guardian, Time Out New York Top Ten 2007, and Portugal's Publico Top Ten 2009 and 2011, nominated for the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical, the TEAM has performed all over New York (including the Public Theater, PS122, and the Ohio Theatre); nationally (including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the A.R.T. in Cambridge); and internationally (including London's National Theatre, Barbican Centre, Almeida Theatre, and Battersea Arts Centre; Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre; Lisbon's Culturgest; the Salzburg Festival; the Perth International Arts Festival; and the Hong Kong Arts Festival)."