photo by Shameel Arafin photo by Hunter Canning

photo by Hunter Canning

photo by Hunter Canning

Written + Directed by Tina Satter

Music Arranged by Chris Giarmo + Bobby McElver

New York City debut presented by the Bushwick Starr, Brooklyn, NY, February 10 - 26, 2011

“a giddily exuberant confection that manages to conjure a distinctively eccentric theatrical world” Jason Zinoman, New York Times Critic's Pick!

“launching a goal-line drive to a new feminist form” Helen Shaw, Time Out New York

“The specific vision and big, playful imagination is something our theatre will need in spades.” Matt Roberson,

Tina Satter and Half Straddle named as an Off-Off Broadway Innovator to Watch! by Time Out New York Running time: 70 minutes

An all-female cast portrays the players, coaches and cheerleaders of a high school football team. With the historically-male and highly American backdrop of football, the piece considers what it is to be a female athlete; the shifting stakes, relationships and power dynamics of a team on and off the field; and the concept of placing belief and commitment in something bigger than oneself. The text combines the specific lexicon of football, sports and coaching with the awkward realism of high school-speak. A live score blending deconstructed pop songs accompanies the performance arranged by Chris Giarmo (Big Dance Theater) and Bobby McElver (The Wooster Group).

Casey Yorke | Assistant Director William Burke | Football Choreography Zack Tinkelman | Lighting Design Andreea Mincic | Set Design Michael De Angeles | Costume Design Liz Nielsen | Stage Manager

Starring | Moe Angelos, Jess Barbagallo, Eliza Bent, Nikki Calonge, Emily Emily Davis, Erin Markey, Glennis McMurray, Kourtney Rutherford, Julia Sirna-Frest

The Pony Palace Marching Band is Justin Dayhoff, Jon Lijoi, Bobby McElver, Mary Rasmussen