THE BURDEN OF NOT HAVING A TAIL

 

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"Rule Number One: Be 100% into this or you're dead."

The end of the world is coming, and Sideshow wants you to be ready. Join ensemble member Karie Miller in her cozy, fully-equipped and completely secure underground bunker as she walks you through how to survive the inevitable apocalypse. From rice appreciation to the dangers of scented shampoos, you’ll get a complete and thorough primer on the ins and outs of being prepared for the all worst case scenarios, from an undisputed expert in the field. But what exactly brought her down here in the first place, and what’s the price of complete safety? The answers are revealed in the world premiere of Carrie Barrett’s hilarious, surprising and joyfully morbid new play The Burden of Not Having a Tail.

 

Approximate run time: 70 minutes, without intermission

 

June 29 - August 4, 2013

Chicago Dramatists

1105 West Chicago Avenue

 

This program is partially supported by a grant

from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

CAST

With Sideshow, Karie performs (The Burden of Not Having a Tail; Tyrant; Idomeneus; Everything Freezes; Ekphrasis), directs (Strangerland), and emcees (Rockke L Squelch, Mistress of Ceremonialisms for the Chicago League of Lady Arm-Wrestlers; Mariafe Ariadne Buckford-Westington-Washington-Taylor-Clais at the yearly Sideshow Gala). Karie is also an artistic associate with The Ruckus, with whom she performed/devised 15 Minutes and directed/devised Common Hatred. She holds an MFA from UVA, a BFA from NKU, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Theatre History, Theory and Performance at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Her research interests include audience, creative placemaking, and performance art.

Karie Miller

Woman

PRODUCTION TEAM

PHOTOS

PRESS

by Carrie Barrett

directed by Megan A. McGuane

 

June 29 - August 4, 2013

Chicago Dramatists

1105 W Chicago Avenue

 

Run time: 70 minutes, without intermission

The end of the world is coming, and Sideshow wants you to be ready. Join ensemble member Karie Miller in her cozy, fully-equipped and completely secure underground bunker as she walks you through how to survive the inevitable apocalypse. From rice appreciation to the dangers of scented shampoos, you’ll get a complete and thorough primer on the ins and outs of being prepared for the all worst case scenarios, from an undisputed expert in the field. But what exactly brought her down here in the first place, and what’s the price of complete safety? The answers are revealed in the world premiere of Carrie Barrett’s hilarious, surprising and joyfully morbid new play The Burden of Not Having a Tail.

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Karie Miller

Woman

With Sideshow, Karie performs (The Burden of Not Having a Tail; Tyrant; Idomeneus; Everything Freezes; Ekphrasis), directs (Strangerland), and emcees (Rockke L Squelch, Mistress of Ceremonialisms for the Chicago League of Lady Arm-Wrestlers; Mariafe Ariadne Buckford-Westington-Washington-Taylor-Clais at the yearly Sideshow Gala). Karie is also an artistic associate with The Ruckus, with whom she performed/devised 15 Minutes and directed/devised Common Hatred. She holds an MFA from UVA, a BFA from NKU, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Theatre History, Theory and Performance at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Her research interests include audience, creative placemaking, and performance art.

The end of the world is coming, and Sideshow wants you to be ready. Join ensemble member Karie Miller in her cozy, fully-equipped and completely secure underground bunker as she walks you through how to survive the inevitable apocalypse. From rice appreciation to the dangers of scented shampoos, you’ll get a complete and thorough primer on the ins and outs of being prepared for the all worst case scenarios, from an undisputed expert in the field. But what exactly brought her down here in the first place, and what’s the price of complete safety? The answers are revealed in the world premiere of Carrie Barrett’s hilarious, surprising and joyfully morbid new play The Burden of Not Having a Tail.

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.