Counter/Top explores nature versus nurture and realities of class. A typical day at a local greasy spoon gets a jolt when prepped and primped Khent and Izzie stop in for lunch. Liza, a regular fixture at the counter, pokes and prods the couple in all the right places to get them bent out of shape--but not without butting up against her own outline as well. Part raucous societal comedy, part sinister cat-and-mouse tale, Counter/Top forces us to consider what our own upbringings say about us, and to what lengths we might go to hide them.
CHOPS is a linguistic farce detailing a single day in the lives of a group of women existing in a place that may or may not be some warped Victorian reality. Romping through language, custom, and etiquette, this piece examines the games we play with the words we choose, and what it means to feel something underneath the verbal veneer.
Participant of True False Theatre's January 2013 Polygraph Test Residency.
Bret Parker is tired of being afraid. But her attempts to be braver in real life only seem to make her nightmares scarier. Navigating a growing fracture line between reality and a dysmorphic unreality, this play explores what everyday courage looks like--or doesn't.