After more than 10 years in North Carolina, The Delta Boys now split their time between Brooklyn & Baltimore.
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 will go up at The Tank in Manhattan June 13-22. 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.
YEAR OF THE MONKEY
by Mara Thomas
directed by Caitlin Wells
at The Tank
June 13-15, 20-22, 2019 at 7pm
featuring Allison Altman*, Dawn L. Troupe*, Jaz Astwood, Kimberlee Walker, and Lauren Dortch-Crozier.
designed by Adam Lindquist, Charlotte Bravin Lee, Joe D’Emilio, Olivia Cucinotta, and Willie Gambucci.
*member of Actors’ Equity
Tickets here: https://monkeyyear.brownpapertickets.com/
Support the GoFundMe here: https://www.gofundme.com/art-is-a-battlefield-year-of-the-monkey
Inspired by: Audre Lorde's Sister Outsider, The 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.
Mara & director Caitlin Wells were recently awarded creative residencies with Drop Forge & Tool in Hudson, New York, and the Turkeyland Cove Foundation on Martha’s Vineyard to continue to develop YEAR OF THE MONKEY.
This is an Equity Approved Showcase.
The Delta Boys’ next project will be a 3-person adaptation of Seneca’s Medea for the Charm City Fringe in October 2019.