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
about PATHETIC: 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
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?