workshop @BAC! please rsvp

work-in-progress showings
at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Rudolf Nureyev Studio (4th Floor)
Thursday, November 15 @ 11am RSVP here
Friday, November 16 @ 12pm RSVP to Kim Golding


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

Production support:
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

a book! a book party!

Minor Theater: Three Plays by Julia Jarcho is out now from 53rd State Press. you can buy it online and you can also come to our book party at Uncanny Valley in williamsburg on Monday May 8 at 7pm.

jenny, ben, and pete will read some scenes from Grimly Handsome and there will probably be candy.

and jenny’s MA thesis installation will be up: May 6, 7, 13, 14, come for a performance/installation at Uncanny Valley. Open from 1-6:30. Reception on May 7th at 4pmRead on

Three Plays is out now from 53rd State Press

three plays is out now (book cover)Minor Theater: Three Plays is out now from 53rd Street Press

In the three plays collected here–—Grimly Handsome (OBIE Award for Best New American Play), Dreamless Land, and Every Angel is Brutal—Julia Jarcho, hailed as a “vital talent” (The New Yorker) and “one of our more compelling playwrights” (Time Out New York), mashes up noir, terror, and action genres. The weird, taut surfaces of her stories hypnotize, while the plays burrow into unanswerable questions that never come fully into focus but rather lay within the whole like a kind of groundwater: What is the impulse to violence? Could we hold a memory that precedes our experience?

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