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Developed through The Drama League 2016-2017 Next Stage Residency, Mabou Mines 2015-2016 Resident Artist Program, and the continued support of The Syndicate, Graceful Exit tells the story of 70-year-old performance artist Maria, who receives a cancer diagnosis that makes her question how she wants to die. Unfolding through a series of short scenes with Maria’s much younger lover, song-and-dance numbers with her nurse, stand up routines from Maria’s daughter, and visits from a mysterious marine biologist mourning the effects of climate change, Graceful Exit is a darkly comedic musical that asks “Who controls your death?” Music by Sean Vigneau-Britt.