GRIND To Continue Its Run At Spit&Vigors New Theater

Performances in this monthly ongoing series began Friday October 13th and have been followed by regular monthly performances.

By: Feb. 26, 2024
GRIND To Continue Its Run At Spit&Vigors New Theater
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spit&vigor will present a continued run of GRIND, written by Z. Quinn Reynolds and directed by Sara Fellini.

Performances in this monthly ongoing series began Friday October 13th and have been followed by regular monthly performances, starting in 2024 GRIND will be playing the second Saturday of every month, starting January 13th. This exciting, site-specific production takes place at spit&vigor's tiny baby black box theater (115 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012). Seating is extremely limited and performances are highly intense and close to the audience. For advance reservations, visit

Following the huge success of MAROONED!, a unique play experience where the audience was embedded on a desert island while turtle races, sword fights, beheadings and intimate scenes took place mere inches away, and among sold out performances of ANONYMOUS, wherein the audience sits quietly embedded at an Addicts Anonymous meeting while drama erupts around them ("compelling and masterfully told", "a rare privilege to be in such intimate connection with the wonderful performers" - Hi! Drama), spit&vigor returns to their tiny baby blackbox theatre and their innovative form of what they call "embedded theater" - theater where the audience is embedded in the action but not expected to participate beyond bringing their energy and attention to the space - to bring you the NYC premiere of Z. Quinn Reynolds' GRIND. This intense and chaotic production brings you to a room in the middle of nowhere, in a dystopic reality where young people who don't achieve a vague level of accomplishment by a predetermined date are ground up into sausage meat and fed to the population. You sit and wait with these doomed underachievers - when some unexpected visitors come to blow things up - literally.

From the acclaimed site-specific company that brought In Vestments to West Park Presbyterian Church (called "wrenching and visually eloquent" by The New York Times) and Ectoplasm to The Players Theatre ("tenacity ground into every red velvet seat - in other words, I love it" - Vulture), GRIND places the audience in a desolate room in the middle of nowhere, making you a fly on the wall as you wait with the group for their almost certain death. Theater company spit&vigor brings their ingenuity and skill to transform their space into a place of hope, comradery, and (of course) drinks (at a suggested donation) - refreshments provided by spit&vigor.

The cast features Chloé Bell (Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec), Silvana Carranza, Caitlin Dullahan-Bates (Ectoplasm), Sara Fellini (The Other Mozart,, Federico Mostert (Ectoplasm), and Nick Paradiso. Directed and designed (costumes, props, and set) by Sara Fellini, Adam Belvo does fight choreography and Nick Thomas is producing. Emily Bubeck is stage manager.

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