We know you love Woyzeck, so we decided to take a stab at it with our new thing, MARIE IT’S TIME. Like Büchner’s play but with more girl stuff. bc that’s what we do—
We’re gonna be showing a little sneak peak of MARIE IT’S TIME at the Mark O’Donnell Theater in Brooklyn on September 11th and 12th at 7pm. Totally FREE, just like you are this time of year. There’ll be a curtain raiser by Jordan, and music by the guy from pollens. Jenny and Julia will be in it. sound by ben. Plus some other secret surprises.… Read on
Teen girls experiment with sex, magic and murder while mom sinks deep into lust and self-loathing. A teen-drama riff on Racine’s Phèdre, Minor Theater’s PATHETIC invites you to get off on the sick horrors of becoming a woman.
Written and Directed: Julia Jarcho
Production Design: Ásta Bennie Hostetter
Lighting Design: Christina Watanabe
Sound Design: Ben Williams
Video Design: Jennifer Seastone
Producer: Ann Marie Dorr
Featuring: Jordan Baum, Kim Gainer*, Kristine Haruna Lee*, Linda Mancini, Jennifer Seastone*, Ben Jalosa Williams*
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase.
Pathetic Event at the Segal Center May 16: Staging Women’s Desire with Julia Jarcho and Minor Theater
Join Minor Theater at the Segal Center May 16 at 6:30pm
Thursday, May 16
6:30pm Reading + Panel
FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.
“I felt my whole body, and it was burning.”
This June, downtown NYC company Minor Theater presents Pathetic, a new take on Racine’s classic Phèdre at Abrons Arts Center. Racine’s queen destroys everything with her monstrous lust; in Pathetic, neoclassical hexameter meets contemporary teen drama as the heroine becomes a bored mom with an ax to grind. In anticipation of the premiere, OBIE-winning playwright/director Julia Jarcho invites fellow artists to consider what can happen when women’s desire gets a voice onstage. What new forms become possible when women appropriate the conjunction of sex and violence, which has traditionally been directed against us? How do we forge a lustful stage poetics of our own? And come to think … Read on
hey. what’s up? we didn’t say much during those other festivities (HAPPY NEW YEAR ok) but you know
we here at minor theater just love love
& we also need to raise $ for our june show PATHETIC
which is all about love too
& you know, pay our people & buy fake blood
so donate $50 or more HERE by feb 13 and WE’LL SEND YOUR CRUSH AN E-VALENTINE (yeah from you) on the big day.
personalized & everything. you can even choose if you want it SALTY or BITTER or just like SWEET.
or if you wanna be our 🖤 we’ll send you one direct.
Written and Directed Julia Jarcho
Design: Ásta Bennie Hostetter
Sound: Ben Williams
Video: Jennifer Seastone
Co-Conspirator: Ann Marie Dorr
Lighting consultation: Barbara Samuels
Featuring performances by:
Jordan Baum * Kim Gainer * Kristine Haruna Lee * Linda Mancini * Jennifer Seastone * Ben Williams
Kelly LaManna * Hannah Birch Carl
PATHETIC is a contemporary riff on Racine’s vigorously pessimistic tragedy Phèdre. Hexameter meets Sonic tots at a high school in the desert Southwest. Teen girls experiment with sex, murder and magic while mom sinks deep into lust and self-loathing. Will Venus favor the good? Or is the goddess of Love just licking her chops for sacrifice?
Pathetic will premiere at Abrons Art Center in June 2019.… Read on