“Crushing Baby Animals reflects our real shared experience as women making theatre in New York City, our real shared nightmare, and the discovery of what that coincidence could possibly mean,” states playwrights Tana Sirois and Maria Swisher. “Through a sci-fi theatrical device, we explore how to live, make art, and not go crazy in this mad world. It’s challenging to feel sane and/or connected to one another right now; we are trying to approach these topics with bravery, vulnerability, and humor, baring our souls and taming our egos.”
Coupling visual art and live theater, the play is performed amid a LIC Artists, Inc. fine art exhibition entitled “Welcome to the Multiverse,” themed specifically to coincide with the production. “Welcome to the Multiverse” is curated by Janet Rutkowski and will be on view at the Plaxall Gallery from June 19th through July 21th. Gallery hours: Thursday from 6pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-6pm.
About the Company: Dirt [contained}
Dirt [contained] makes work with a strong background in Grotwoski-inspired physical theatre. They utilize a truly experimental approach, focusing primarily on original work while using a variety of theatrical languages to engage modern audiences. They strive to explore the complex and important issues of our time with humor and truth.