When Kat Chan’s ex-husband posts revenge porn of her online and tags everyone she knows, she has to wrestle with a choice: be humane to someone she used to love or take him out in a very public way? A play about public shaming, ownership of women’s bodies and images, and the earthquakes that come from dissolving a marriage.
Winner of the 2022 NY Frigid Festival Audience Choice Award!
Based on true events this one-woman show tells the story of living with OCD, a once-in-a-lifetime heartbreak, a mental health hospitalization, coming out as queer, and, just possibly, learning how to drive. Written by and starring Ellie Brelis, her darkest moments are told with truth and humor as she finds her unique voice while navigating recovery. This West Coast premiere is adapted for the stage by award-winning director Kymberly Harris.
A retrospective of two early one-acts, running in tandem, both first produced in 1960. Tony Award winners Edward Albee and Harold Pinter, who have left their indelible marks in world theatre, give voice to the outlandish and amusing behavior of humans.
Albee’s Fam and Yam, set in an upper Eastside penthouse, examines an encounter between two unnamed playwrights, one famous, one not. This brief curtain raiser is an eloquent example of Albee’s biting wit and incisive satire.
In Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, two hitmen wait in a basement for their next assignment. Often called the best of Harold Pinter’s early plays, it combines the classic characteristics of early Pinter – a paucity of information and an atmosphere of menace, working- class small-talk in a claustrophobic setting – with an oblique but palpable political edge, and can be seen as containing the germ of Pinter’s entire dramatic oeuvre.