"Strangely appealing...aggressively quirky...
her dialogue often pings with a darkly surreal humor."
- Elizabeth Vincentelli, NY Times
Photos by Hunter Canning
"Irreverent and absurd... refreshing and striking...It's a play for daring audiences—as in, I dare you to go see it.”
- Charlotte Arnoux, Theatre is Easy 'Best Bet'
"Odd and fascinating...I can assure you it is unique. The cast is excellent."
- Wendy Caster, Show ShowDown
Check out TDF Stages feature on 'the hollower':"How Many Themes Can You Find in 'the hollower'?"
"Perceptively imagined, lovingly staged, beautifully acted, and definitely different."
- Jon Sobel, BlogCritics.org
"Delivering a fearless performance is Reyna de Courcy...Patrena Murray is lovely."
- Darryl Reilly, TheaterScene.net
"The Hollower is reminiscent in its exaggerated mix of the comically real and unreal of Charles Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company."
- Sam Leiter, Theater’s Leiter Side/Theater Life
Check out playwright Liza Birkenmeier's feature in The Clyde Fitch Report:"Should the Character on the Page Dictate Who Plays It On Stage?"
About the Play
Otto is visited by an investigative podcaster who is half-pig, half-man. She also has a teenaged occult enthusiast houseguest who is making a claymation film about seventeenth century witchcraft in her kitchen. the hollower is a modern haunt-comedy exploring seventeenth century colonialism and how crowded isolation can be.
This new play by Liza Birkenmeier (who was a finalist for the inaugural Relentless Award and made the Kilroy’s 2016 list) tackles the perils of having a body in a repressed, imperialist, and moralistic world.
May 17 - June 9, 2018
Access Theater @ 380 Broadway
MEET THE ARTISTS
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Otto - Patrena Murray*
Bit - Reyna de Courcy*
Wilkin Rush George III - Samuel Im
Pigman - Ryan Wesley Stinnett
Written by Liza Birkenmeier
Directed by Kristy Dodson †
Fight Choreography by Casey Robinson
Scenic Design by You-Shin Chen
Costume Design by Max Archimedes Levitt
Assistant Costume Design by Julia G. Peiperl
Lighting Design by Carolyn Wong
Sound Design & Music Direction by Andy Evan Cohen †
Original Music by Tara Amber
Prop Design by Leila Ben-Abdallah †
Stage Management by Lindsey Hurley †
Assistant Stage Management by Cafega Haynes-Rodriguez
Production Assistance by Emma Silverman
Technical Direction by ToniAnne DiFilippo †
Press Representation by Karen Greco
Casting by Courtney Knysch †
† indicates NLTP company member
*indicates member of Actors' Equity Association