The Brick Theatre, NYC
Directed by Julia Jonas and Jess Barbagello
"... a sparkling cabinet of wonders... naughty and awkward and hard-charging at once; we scarce know where to look. Suffice it to say, all of her deserves three cheers."
- HELEN SHAW, TIME OUT NEW YORK
"... the style, nicely feminine and sometimes feminist.. rousing, restless structure."
- ALEXIS SOLOSKI, THE NEW YORK TIMES
About the show
Emily Climbs (Machine Méchant) imagines a future looking back on a past that is still in our future. Through a collection of performed materials (an amateur stand up routine, excerpts from a one-woman show, interview transcripts, found documents, role playing scenes, and more) the show explores person-hood of Emily Climbs: a failed science-experiment, a devoted companion, a benign provocateur, a socialized woman struggling with the burden of individualism and the American Dream.
Performed by: Hannah Heller, Kate Schroeder, Caitlin McDonough-Thayer, and Marisa Lark Wallin
Designed by: Heather Christian, Sara C. Walsh, Wendy Yang, and Sarah Bruning Johnston