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IS A THEATER COMPANY:

Obsessed with the collapse of civilization, capitalism, narrative, and everything else we think is secure.

INCORPORATES:

Bread, beer, foliage, dirt, flashlights, knives, swings, broken language, tarps, logs, suspenders, and the audience itself.

WANTS TO:

Push us and seduce us at the same time.

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Valerie Curtis-Newton

HAS MADE WORK IN:

Church basements, college classrooms, and 750-seat theaters.

THINKS:

"Theater is going to piss off somebody, so let's go ahead and piss off everybody."

DREAMS OF:

An audience so diverse that "the people laughing will always be self-conscious about when the people next to them aren't laughing."

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Jerick Hoffer

CREATED THE DRAG CHARACTER JINKX MONSOON:

On the sly, at the age of 15, in his grandma's wig.

DESCRIBES JINKX AS:

"Like if you put Meryl Streep, Madeline Kahn, Carol Burnett, Sarah Silverman, Lucille Ball, and my mom in a blender."

IS CLASSICALLY TRAINED IN THEATER BUT LOVES:

"The funny parts in movies where the glamorous woman falls down the stairs."

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