What’s more depressing than an aging child movie star? An aging child Reality TV semi-star! Katie Hartman and Leah Rudick blow up your brain in The Underdeveloped and Overexposed Life and Death of Deena Domino, the curdled odyssey of a baby pageant princess and monster extraordinaire. A wicked exploration of the duo’s twisted fear for the children who know nothing in their lives but the desperation of cheap fame, this hour-long comedy follows the life of one baby pageant princess into adulthood and beyond. When there’s nowhere to go but down, proceed with caution. And tampered amphetamines.
Directed by Daniel Pettrow (Wooster Group)!
“Shamelessly over-the-top, Deena is juvenile, tasteless, irreverent, vulgar, grotesque, profane and obscene. I loved every minute of it.” - TIME OUT NEW YORK
“Fearless. Deena plays like Gypsy was rewritten by the guys behind Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force.” - NYTHEATRE.COM
ONE NIGHT ONLY AT THE PEOPLES IMPROV THEATER!
Tickets are $10 and are available either at the door or here!
Originally developed in part with the support of Voice & Vision Theater at the 2011 ENVISION Retreat for Women Theater Artists at Bard College.
Tickets are no longer being sold online but box office will open at 7:15 at the The Kraine!!
We’ve had amazing shows all around and can’t believe it’s almost done. Fantastic reviews and enthusiastic audiences have made this run a dream. Thank you to everyone who’s seen the show so far and please "Like" our Facebook page to see more comedy from us in the near future!
"Their secret weapon may be that although they haul you through unseemly experiences, these megatalented comediennes seem, underneath, to be nice people you’d want to have over for coffee, or maybe a couple of pitchers of martinis with a morphine chaser. In the audience, local vocal comedy circuit followers cheer on their heroines’ rakish, dirty and ridiculously funny vision."
"As I watched Deena Domino, I couldn’t help but think of another sharp celebrity satire — Matt and Ben — that played the Fringe years back. While they have little in common thematically, both shows embrace the zany yet elusive spirit we search out for two weeks each year.”
We love Molly Equality Dykeman. She’s got a kind of lesbo poet panache that you don’t find in every lesbo poet. We talked with her about our show!! Check out this excerpt:
Molly: What’s your show like and should I come to it sober or high?
SKINNY BITCH: Come sober.Bring a bag of coke and a bottle of Jack Daniels.Sit down and the moment the lights dim start chugging the whiskey.Discard the bottle as loudly as possible.Start to snoooty toot the coke at each scene change, but don’t forget to offer some to the critic from the NY Times who is sitting next to you!Smile!Laugh!Cry!Eat that old stinky sashimi you brought with you, but don’t forget to spill some soy sauce all over the critic from the NY Times who is sitting next to you!By the end of the hour long show you’ll be so jazzed that when we start bowing your clapping hands will lift you into the air like a helicopter and blast through the ceiling.That is the only way to enjoy this show.
THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FOR ACTING IN REALITY TELEVISION with Deena Domino!
Deena teaches you how to be a STAR! She started at 4 years old in the baby pageant Reality show “Crown That Sexy Baby” and you might remember her from such shows as “Bitches in a House” and “America’s Next Top Anorexic” Written by Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting (Leah Rudick & Katie Hartman) Filmed and Edited by Ben Weinstein Directed by Leah Rudick
With Katie Hartman Giverny Petitmermet Jeff Darland Simona Rabinovitch Domika Feliz Janani Sreenivasan