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Clay Production Photos

Running Time

80 minutes, no intermission

CLAY was the first show presented by LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and building new audiences. Read more about LCT3 here.

Unanticipated moments...

CLAY, a one-man hip-hop musical written and performed by Matt Sax and directed by Eric Rosen, tells the coming-of-age story of Clifford, a suburban boy who escapes his fractured family and finds a mentor in Sir John, a master of the spoken word. Clifford becomes hip-hop star Clay, but he discovers that he can't escape his past.

The U.S. Premiere of CLAY was produced in 2006 by About Face Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago, Illinois.


  • Written, Scored and Performed by

    Matt Sax

  • Additional Music by

    Jon Schmidt and Johnny Williams

  • Developed with and Directed by

    Eric Rosen