FREAK SHOW explored stories of side show performers and the label 'FREAK' - how do we 'otherize' people different from us, how do we exploit those difference, and ultimately how can we humanize those who may scare us?
All actors, directors and playwrights met in a room for the first time on Saturday, July 23rd at 8PM. All were randomly assigned to teams and had just one short hour to review the prompt and decide what to do with the random props the actors brought.
Each playwright was randomly assigned a freak show story from history. All playwrights went to their homes to write through the night and have a complete titled script submitted by 7:00 the next morning.
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By Jue Yang
Director: Christopher Basile
Actors: Eloise Edwards, Travis Emery and Faith Sacher
Wonder of the Age
By Alice Fishbein
Director: Blayze Teicher
Actors: Camara McLaughlin, Sarah Sawyer and Chelsea Wolocko
By Emily Daly
Director: Taylor Haven Holt
Actors: Anna Rock, Justin Cimino and Caitlin Crombleholme
The Cautionary Tale of Miss Waffle House 2007 and the Conjoined Twins of Creedmoor, North Carolina
By Sean Pollock
Director: Josh Boerman
Actors: Justin Hoch and Robin Johnson
You Looked Hot working at that up and coming cookie place in Brooklyn
By Catherine Weingarten
Director: Lauren Z. Adleman
Actors: Khamaïle Angélil, Jacqueline Lynch and Blake Merrima
Running With Furballs
By Jeana Scotti
Director: Alex Randrup
Actors: Alli Trussell and Jeanne Lauren Smith
By Julia Specht
Director: Nathan Autrey
Actors: Monica Howe, James Toback and Marielle Young