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