In The Pony Palace/FOOTBALL
"launching a goal-line drive to a new feminist form"
- Helen Shaw, Time Out New York
"a giddily exuberant exuberant confection that manages to conjure a distinctly eccentric theatrical world"
- Jason Zinoman, New York Times Critic's Pick
A female and transgender 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 subversively considers what it is to be an 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 for brass comprised of deconstructed pop songs accompanies the performance.
Written and Directed by Tina Satter
World Premiere Cast:
Emily Emily Davis
Music/ Sound Design:
Michael de Angeles
The Pony Palace Marching Band:
Fringe Arts, Philadelphia, PA
September 17-19, 2014
Le Passage, Automne en Normandie, Fecamp, France
Bushwick Starr, Brooklyn, NY
February 10-26, 2011