Banana Bag & Bodice

Founded in 1999, Banana Bag & Bodice is a Brooklyn based collaborative that makes play-shows centering on original writing, music composition and collective design. Our objective is to entertain and provoke through dysphorian humor. Our elastic approach to creating has one common goal—to celebrate and expose the inspiring awkwardness of being a human. The resulting shows vary in style and scope—from large-scale spectacles (Sandwich, a musical about killing animals) to intimate everyday portraits (Space//Spacea sci-fi study of claustrophobia)—yet each one mixes music and text with irreverence and whimsy. We are known for an intricate and complex design formed from discarded materials found in off-Broadway dumpsters. In NYC , our work has been presented at PS122, The Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, The OHIO, The Collapsable Hole, and the Abrons Arts Center and has toured nationally and internationally to San Francisco, Boston, Montreal, Kilkenny, Dublin, Edinburgh, and Adelaide.

Originally created by Banana Bag & Bodice in 2008, Beowulf—A Thousand Years of Baggage received its World Premiere with The Shotgun Players, Berkeley, CA—Patrick Dooley, Artistic Director / Elizabeth Lisle, Managing Director—and has since toured to the Abrons Arts Center in association with PS122, the NYC Parks  SummerStage Festival and Joe’s Pub in New York City, Berkeley Rep’s Rhoda Theater, the Lion d’Or Theater as part of Les Escales Improbables in Montreal, Quebec, American Repertory Theater’s 2011 Emerging America Festival, Ireland’s esteemed 2011 Kilkenny Arts Festival, Assembly’s Dans Paleis Spiegeltent at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and most recently at the 2013 Adelaide Festival. In May, Beowulf will play the Brighton Festival & Bristol’s Mayfest in association with Bristol’s Old Vic Theater. Beowulf was awarded a Herald Angel and the Will Glickman Award.

 

Co-Artistic Directors
Jason Craig & Jessica Jelliffe

Managing Producer 
Laura Roumanos

Tour Agent
Menno Plukker Theatre Agent Inc.

 

Group: Banana Bag & Bodice
Personal web site: BananaBagAndBodice.org
Follow me: @BananaBagBodice

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