Tuesday, May 31
The Bitch Seat: Therapy For Your Misspent Youth
In this interview-style, live talk show and podcast, featured on This American Life and beloved on both coasts, host Lyssa Mandel (& co-host/partner Phil Casale) invites guests to present poignant/painful creations from their adolescence on stage (poetry, drawings, songs, sketches, videos...Wicca boxes...) and follows with engaging questions that cut to the heart of how all our childhood pain is the same. And it's funny. Think of it as Judy Blume meets Dr. Phil. Raucous laughter and redemption ensue. Bar in the theater and free Gushers to chase down the pubescent demons.
FEATURING THE ADOLESCENT TREASURES AND STORIES OF...
DION FLYNN (The Tonight Show)
PENELOPE WENDTLANDT (STOMP)
KRISTINA POE (Labyrinth Theater Co)
...and more TBA!
WITH HOUSE BAND: STRANGE WEATHER
Lyssa Mandel is an actor, writer, storyteller, comedian, podcaster, empathy champion and neurotic hippie. She came to live out loud, boldly vulnerable, and to give others a safe space and a gentle push to do so too. Lyssa has appeared on The Goldbergs, High Maintenance, and in the award-winning series IndigNation and After. She’s currently training to be a somatic therapist.