"an enthralling work, performed by a talented and engaging cast... in the gamble that is the Fringe Festival, Devices of Torture is a chance worth taking."
The Mistresses say you have three chances left to catch their act.
Run time is approximately 80 minutes
"Devices of Torture" opened over the weekend - & the Mistresses were pleasing!
"In the daring, delightfully scintillating, and damn tantalizing "Devices of Torture," the women have grown tired of waiting on the world to change. These dommes are making their own rules, and you better have thick skin, a whole lotta wit, and a big heart to play the game." - Zennie Trieu
We're so pleased to have four more performances! Join the dommes at La Maison:
Tonight @ 9:45pm
10/20 @ 6:30pm
10/21 @ 5:30pm
10/22 @ 9:00pm
In DEVICES OF TORTURE, a one-act play premiering at FringeNYC 10/13 - 10/22 by Caroline Bennett, four dominatrixes navigate their daily work, life, and relationships in the days following the 2016 election.
Oh, and the dommes play the Johns.
Love isn't the only thing that hurts.
Featuring Olivia Jampol (AJAX, NYT Critics pick, The Flea), Miranda Poett (Whatchamacallit: A Play about Jesus, The Secret Theatre), Isabella Jane Schiller (Garbage Person Karaoke, Capital Fringe), and Miranda Noelle Wilson* (Ryan Raftery’s Titans of Media Cabaret Series, The Public).
5 Chances to see DEVICES OF TORTURE!
Saturday, October 13 at 8:45pm
Monday, October 15 at 9:45pm
Saturday, October 20 at 6:30pm
Sunday, October 21 at 5:30pm
Monday, October 22 at 9pm
Tickets ($22) are available for advance purchase at www.FringeNYC.org.
Vanessa's an atheist who just wants to get through high school.
Florence is an old nun who wants to be a mom.
Abigail's a teenage prophet and has a message from God.
... St. Angela's is about to have a very interesting fall semester.
Want to know more? You've got 2 chances to see it!
The Skeleton Rep so excited to announce our participation in the New York New Works festival this year, happening at Theatre Row next month!
The story started as a play, Whatchamacallit: A Play About Jesus.
It became The Inconvenient Miracle: A Mysterious Birth Musical.
Now, we're doing it in 1/2 an hour.
This condensed musical is written by Emily Claire Schmitt, Emily Rose Simons, and Ria T. DiLullo.
We are also so fortunate to have our cast from May's workshop joining us again!
We will be performing:
9/5 & 9/12 @ 7pm
Theatre Row, 42nd Street
Each evening, every audience member get to vote on their two favorite shows, which will have an impact on if we get a third performance! Show your support for Skeleton Rep, new work, and female-driven stories by coming out for a night of incredible new theater!
And don't forget to vote for the girls at St. Angela's in "The Inconvenient Miracle!"
We hope to see you there!
The Skeleton Rep
Team Inconvenient Miracle
What is Fractured Atlas, and what is fiscal sponsorship?
Fractured Atlas is a 501(c)(3) public charity, which makes it possible for those who have fiscal sponsorship to accept donations, which now includes us.
What this means for you is that contributions to The Skeleton Rep are now tax-deductible...
The Skeleton Rep has an exciting fall coming up -
1. We've got a show in the New York New Works festival this September.
2. We're co-producing a show for Fringe NYC in October.
3. We'll be announcing some exciting personnel additions soon!
We're also already hard at work planning our 2019 season.
If you're into our mission to explore modern myth and want to support us, check out our Fiscal Sponsorship page. You can donate monthly or once, at any amount.
Our first goal is $100/month - help us get there!
If donating isn't in the cards for you right now, we still want to see you!
We'll be announcing ticket links for the fall shows soon, and we'd love to show you what we've been up to.
I, Ria T. DiLullo, am so pleased to be sharing something I've written as part of the summer Salon Series - Agrodulce !
I will be presenting this work Saturday 7/28 @ 7pm,
will the help of the most incredible cast:
Those of you who have been following the salon series for a while might remember this show by another name. The script was presented as "Grief Lines" in January 2015. After a set of rewrites, it became clear that the title needed to change. "Agrodulce" is the Italian for "bittersweet" or "sour-sweet," which I believe more appropriately reflects just how dynamic a family becomes in the moments following the surprise and grief of a loss.
Please RSVP & BYOB. I look forward to seeing you there!
Ria AKA The Skeleton Rep
You may remember a call to action from last year, asking for shorts about little known women in history. Dani Martineck wrote an incredible piece for Courtney McClellan about Cathay Williams, the first black woman to serve (undercover) with the Buffalo Soldiers, a specialist group of the army during the Civil War and the years beyond.
Less than a year later, the piece has been developed and performed through Urban Stages' Outreach program. After being performed throughout the spring, we are pleased to be able to share our work on the Urban Stages stage, for one night only* -
Saturday 7/7 @ 6pm
259 West 30th Street
*The performance is paired with the other Outreach program from this spring, which asks what happens when the Goddess of Love gets rejected, using only the text from a little known Shakespeare poem.
"It was fantasy, colliding with the
Myths rising from my inevitable
Reality. Joss made the metaphor
Clearly: "High school is Hell." I felt prepared:
What is ahead will never be easy."
Check out what Ria has to say about her favorite tv show and the most influential programming she watched growing up, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" - in free verse.
This soliloquy was originally written and performed as the capstone piece to the May 2018 Salon Series, "Scenes from Service," where writers were asked to place a mythological or legendary figure inside of a service industry and see where it takes them.
Enjoy and share with Buffy fans!
The Skeleton Rep is thrilled to open the world premiere of VOID by Katelynn Kenney, directed by Benjamin-Ernest Abraham, hosted by The Tank!
Frequent collaborators Isabella Dawis & Teresa Attridge play Joan & Helen, who get locked in one room together. When they can't physically escape, they instead explore the world of modern myth lurking in the room, weaving Filipino folklore into our contemporary American era.
Only three chances to witness these stories -
5/15 - 5/17 @ The Tank