Maarit and I started this project back in 2018. We were specifically interested in exploring the intimate relationship between a person and their life-size doll companion. As writers, we aimed to explore what happens when only one person on stage can contribute to the dialogue. How can we make the text naturalistic, how can we show, not tell? As theater makers, we were curious how the doll can serve as a device to transport the audience into alternate surreal, silly, and absurd realms. Both Maarit and I have been deeply influenced by physical theater and clowning and are curious as to how it can weave into a more naturalistic, dramatic style to reveal the comedy of the deeply tragic and visa versa. We feel the effects of the pandemic have made this piece even more relevant and this motivated us to pursue the idea further and dive deeper into the world of this piece. We look forward to having you there! xoxo Maarit & Kaitlin
March 11th at 9:30 PM
March 12th at 3:00 PM
Tickets at a sliding scale, $15-$30
Buy tickets here
Kaitlin Kaufman, Co-Creator & Performer
Maarit Hara, Co-Creator & Performer
Teemu Tanninen, Music
A woman in her thirties lives alone, well, not completely alone. She lives with her life-size doll. Today is the doll’s Birthday. This piece follows the woman as she prepares a special celebration, trying to make the best of an evening full of mishaps. Am I the Only One is a theatrical mash-up of naturalism, clown, slapstick and the absurd, a journey to finding the laughter in loneliness.
*Please note that this performance will be presented at the Tank's in-person performance space at 312 W 36th St. All attendees and artists will be required to display proof of two doses of an approved covid vaccination before being admitted to the space. Patrons will also be required to wear masks while indoors at all times.
Live Performance is back!
After a long hiatus and a long pandemic, Penelope finally returns to the live stage and it was a BLAST!! Spontaneous Combustion is produced by Sarah Chien and features improvisational artists from a variety of disciplines.
An Epic, All-American Double-Feature Evening! Happening October 10-12 at 9:30pm at The Tank.
Read all about it in BroadwayWorld!
Yay America! at FRINGE PVD 2019
Penelope the Clown is bring Yay America! to PortFringe Festival SoloFest 2019!!! Could I be more excited? I.DONT.THINK.SO!!!!
DATES & TIMES:
FRI 6/14 @ 7:45pm – BRIGHT STAR WORLD DANCE
SAT 6/15 @ 9:00pm – BRIGHT STAR WORLD DANCE
SUN 6/16 @ 8:30pm – PORTLAND STAGE STUDIO
FRI 6/21 @ 6:30pm – MECHANICS HALL – BALLROOM
SAT 6/22 @ 6:15pm – EMPIRE
On October 4th, Maarit+Kaitlin are presenting their new work, Am I the Only One, at Dixon Place Lounge. Tickets are free!
Maarit+Kaitlin are two women at the prime of life who are trapped in a never-ending cycle of loneliness. Am I the Only One is a journey to finding laughter through deep pain. In this three-act genre-bending theatrical mash-up of naturalism, clown, grotesque and the absurd, Maarit + Kaitlin tell the story of six characters who are stumbling perfectly through their desperate, disappointing lives. More info
Yay America! is making its WORLD DEBUT at the NY International Clown Theater Festival!
Location: The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
Sept. 8th at 1pm
Sept. 11th at 9pm
Sept. 16th at 3pm
Fridays on Ice @ The New Ohio
Maarit + Kaitlin are presenting their new work at The New Ohio Theater as part of Fridays on Ice Late Night summer series. Stop by for a drink and a fun night of fresh & daring theater!
SparkleGram, a new Singing Telegram Company co-created with the Becca Bernard, has officially launched! Visit our sparkly new website here!
Me in my natural element, up in Acadia National Park in Maine. I'm currently in residency at Barn Arts Collective, workshopping Alex Hare's new work, Walt Whitman BodyJolt. In case you haven't guessed it, I'm playing the part of fellow Long Island-native.