After more than 10 years in North Carolina, The Delta Boys have expanded to Brooklyn!

 

YEAR OF THE MONKEY

by Mara Thomas

at The Fruit

Durham, North Carolina

June 2020

The Delta Boys are currently developing a new piece with playwright Mara Thomas, who wrote 2017’s YeS tO NoThiNg for Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, titled YEAR OF THE MONKEY. This partly scripted, partly devised play centers on female rage, warrior babes, ritual, intuition, getting back to nature, and modern warfare, and the first production opened at The Tank in Manhattan June 13-22, 2019. The show follows a squadron of 5 women+ who are waging literal war on the patriarchy deep in the jungle, green beret-style, and digs into how we unknowingly replicate the same bullshit abuses in our struggles to dismantle the master's house.

 
poster design by  Lauren Kerr

poster design by Lauren Kerr

YEAR OF THE MONKEY

by Mara Thomas

directed by Caitlin Wells

at The Tank

June 13-15, 20-22, 2019

featuring Allison Altman*, Dawn L. Troupe*, Jaz Astwood, Kimberlee Walker, and Lauren Dortch-Crozier.

designed by Adam Lindquist, Charlotte Bravin Lee, Joe D’Emilio, Leana Gardella, Olivia Cucinotta, and Willie Gambucci.

*member of Actors’ Equity

 
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Support the GoFundMe here: https://www.gofundme.com/art-is-a-battlefield-year-of-the-monkey

Inspired by: Audre Lorde's Sister OutsiderThe Spell of the Sensuous, Women Who Run With the Wolves, The Woman in the Shaman’s Body, The Things They Carried, If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home, Michael Herr's Dispatches, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Psychomagic, The Moon & The Virgin; Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Full Metal Jacket; the Dionysian Mysteries, Jungian archetypes, and ancient mythology... among many, many other things.

 
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Residencies & Grants

YEAR OF THE MONKEY has received support from The Tank, the Turkey Land Cove Foundation, Drop Forge & Tool, and the Manbites Dog Theater Fund.