Since their immaculate conception the devout duo of Leah Rudick and Katie Hartman has been tearing up the NYC comedy circuit, performing at such notable venues as Upright Citizens Brigade, Caroline's on Broadway, and the People's Improv Theater. Festivals include: Los Angeles Comedy Festival, Ladies Are Funny Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, FRIGID New York Festival, and Brooklyn Underground Comedy Festival. Most recently they returned from a heralded month-long run at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival with their show "Misery Eats Company" where, among other rave reviews, they were named “Biggest Revelation” in The Guardian.
What’s more depressing than an aging child movie star? An aging child Reality TV semi-star! Katie Hartman and Leah Rudick blow up your brain in The Underdeveloped and Overexposed Life and Death of Deena Domino, the curdled odyssey of a baby pageant princess and monster extraordinaire. A wicked exploration of the duo’s twisted fear for the children who know nothing in their lives but the desperation of cheap fame, this hour-long comedy follows the life of one baby pageant princess into adulthood and beyond. When there’s nowhere to go but down, proceed with caution. And tampered amphetamines.
Directed by Daniel Pettrow (Wooster Group)!
“Shamelessly over-the-top, Deena is juvenile, tasteless, irreverent, vulgar, grotesque, profane and obscene. I loved every minute of it.” - TIME OUT NEW YORK
“Fearless. Deena plays like Gypsy was rewritten by the guys behind Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force.” - NYTHEATRE.COM
ONE NIGHT ONLY AT THE PEOPLES IMPROV THEATER!
Tickets are $10 and are available either at the door or here!
Originally developed in part with the support of Voice & Vision Theater at the 2011 ENVISION Retreat for Women Theater Artists at Bard College.
Katie Hartman brings us Deep Space Nine*: a workshop of a 3/8th finished screenplay - Sat, Nov 9 at 6:30pm. All for SOLOCOM NYC!
Katie Hartman (Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting, Gypsy Danger) has been writing one screenplay for 8 years. She is not finished yet. Please join her as she workshops scenes from her “future” Oscar winning opus which “future” critics will certainly proclaim as: a dystopian masterpiece! sexy! tearjerky! thinky! world destruction-y!
*No relation to Star Trek DSN
SOLOCOM NYC is November 9 & 10th at The Peoples Improv Theater (123 E 24th Street, NYC). Come join us at the biggest celebration of new comedic solo work that NYC has to offer!
This Saturday, Katie has a show in SoloCom at the PIT! 6:30!
Coker & Stratton is two man sketch group based out of New York City. They perform at the PIT, UCB, UCBeast, and all over NYC. James & Marshall display an array of presentational sketches that make the audience feel like they are a part of the show.
Coker & Stratton are James Coker and Marshall Stratton.
Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting is a no holds barred sketch comedy duo filled with all sorts of freaks, weirdos and mothers. Our characters are often dark, absurd and grotesque and we love each every one of them. We are energetic, theatrical and focused in performance which grounds the absurdity. The shows are silly, strange and sometimes even touching, like a perverse Lifetime movie that can never actually be aired.
Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting is Leah Rudick and Katie Hartman.
FINALLY! It’s that time of the month where Leah and Katie force their comedy into your brain shells.
SBJM is a no holds barred sketch comedy duo filled with all sorts of freaks, weirdos and mothers. These shows are silly, strange and sometimes even touching, like a perverse Lifetime movie that can never actually be aired.
This month we feature Cara Francis!! She is an actress, comedian and playwright. She’s an ensemble member of The New York Neo-Futurists (Village Voice Best Performance Artists), appearing regularly in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and receiving a Drama Desk Award nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience for The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill, Volume One: Early Plays/Lost Plays. Her plays, performance art and stand-up have been seen at The Old Vic, The Flea, The Bushwick Starr, Galapagos Art Space, Catch Performance Series, PS122, Catch Performance Series, AUNTS, 3LD, UCB, The Pit, The Brick, The Bowery Poetry Club, The New York Clown Theater Festival and The Chicago and New York Sketch Comedy Festivals. Hilton Als, of the New Yorker, once called her “adorable”. Mmmm, that man. who is an ensemble member of The New York Neo-Futurists (Village Voice Best Performance Artists), appearing regularly in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and so much MORE!