What a crazy-fun-foolish-heartbreaking-in-the-best-kind-of-way-night. Thank you all so much for coming out to see the reading of “*some humans were harmed in the making of this show”. Huge thank yous to En Route Productions and Lindsay Doleshal for believing in this project when I was first putting it together, the incredible cast and crew, Lemon Lounge and Lisa Kettyle for the space, and Steve Rogers for the photos, Dixon Place Theatre for giving me the opportunity to first develop the piece during a residency last winter, Target Margin Theater who inspired me to make it more than a solo, my friends who had to listen to me blab about it for months, and the original crew who has forever influenced the show.
I am forever grateful and appreciate you all so much.
Fall full production information to be announced soon so stay tuned!
Helen, a recovering alcoholic and Tony Robbins enthusiast, stages the dramatic journey of how she unleashed her inner elephant. Performed by a ragtag bunch of Helen's thrift store co-wokers, they seek to inspire others and help turn small lives into gigantic ones.
*some humans were harmed in the making of this show is a one-act drag, puppetry, self-help-testimony theatre piece based on the historical accounts of the public execution of Topsy the elephant in 1903 and told with contemporary human characters in a Busby Berkeley-meets-George Kuchar style.