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"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,

"Delivering a fearless performance is Reyna de Courcy...Patrena Murray is lovely."
- Darryl Reilly,

"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

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Click here to read the bios of our cast, creative + production teams.
Otto - Patrena Murray*

Bit - Reyna de Courcy*

Wilkin Rush George III - Samuel Im

Pigman - Ryan Wesley Stinnett

Missy - ToniAnne DiFilippo

Written by Liza Birkenmeier

Directed by Kristy Dodson †

Produced by Michael Aguirre † & Sarah Norris †

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

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