With dark humor and goofball precision, Minor Theater (NYC) camps out on the underbelly of pop culture. They will develop Pathetic, a free adaptation of Racine’s Phèdre, done in the style of a teen drama. The work is set in a small depressed Texas border town, harboring vexed issues of “foreignness,” crime, and incarceration, all ideas central to the Phaedra myth.
BAC Space Resident Artist
Minor Theater is a NYC company putting on plays written and directed by Julia Jarcho in collaboration with award-winning performers and designers Ásta Bennie Hostetter, Jenny Seastone, and Ben Williams. The Minor Theater show Grimly Handsome (Incubator 2013/Jack 2015) received an Obie Award for Best New American Play.
Other collaborations include: The Terrifying (Abrons Arts Center 2017); Nomads (directed by Alice Reagan, Incubator 2014); Dreamless Land (with New York City Players, Abrons Arts Center, 2011); and American Treasure (13P, 2009). With dark humor and goofball precision, Minor Theater camps out on the underbelly of pop culture. They tell the stories that don’t fit into the stories. They are champions of weird desire.
Photos: Marina McLure, Jenny Seastone