THE UNDERDEVELOPED & OVEREXPOSED LIFE & DEATH OF DEENA DOMINO Opens at FringeNYC, 8/10
New York City's Comedy Duo Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting will present their latest show, The Underdeveloped and Overexposed Life and Death of Deena Domino, as part of the 16th annual New York International Fringe Festival - Fringe NYC (August 10th – 26th).Created by and starring Katie Hartman and Leah Rudick and directed by Daniel Pettrow (Wooster Group), this darkly absurd rumination of celebrity will play five performances at The Kraine Theater, located at 85 East 4th Street:
Saturday, August 11th @ 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, August 12th @ 2:15 p.m.
Thursday, August 16th @ 8:45 p.m.
Saturday, August 18th @ 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21st @ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15-$18, and will go on sale beginning July 22nd. Visit www.FringeNYC.org for more information.
What's more depressing than an aging child movie star? An aging child Reality TV semi-star! Katie Hartman and Leah Rudick of the acclaimed sketch comedy duo Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting play more than 15 characters 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, the showbegan as a five minute sketch lampooning "Toddlers and Tiaras" and evolved into an hour long comedy that 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.
The Underdeveloped and Overexposed Life and Death of Deena Domino headlined The Ladies Are Funny Festival in Austin, Texas in May and played DC's Capital Fringe Festival in July.
Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting's Leah Rudick and Katie Hartman have been tearing up the NYC comedy circuit since 2008, performing at such notable venues as Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Caroline's on Broadway and the Peoples Improv Theater. Their previous festival appearances include: New York Sketchfest, East to Edinburgh at 59E59, Austin's Out of Bounds Comedy Festival and Ladies Are Funny Festival, the Charleston Comedy Festival, the Los Angeles Comedy Festival, DC's Capital Fringe, Boston's Women in Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They host a monthly variety/comedy/freak show called "Daddy's Basement" at the PIT that features some of the best talent in New York.
Katie Hartman (Creator/Performer). As one half of the sketch duo Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting, Katie performs comedy all over NYC and travels to festivals across the U.S. and abroad. Other stage credits include her solo show Unhuggable (The PIT), the recent interactive, half improvised production of Flanagan's Wake off-Broadway, and the upcoming production of Freezer Dreams produced by White Horse Theater Company.
Leah Rudick (Creator/Performer). In addition to performing with Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting (Edinburgh Fringe, The PIT, UCBT, 59E59, Charleston Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds), Leah has performed in New York with Elevator Repair Service Theater, Black Moon Theatre and International WOW. Her film credits include Lost Children (Desperate Comfort Prod., IFP Lab Selection), Bloody Mary (Sci-fi channel), Kids Go to the Woods, Kids Get Dead (Darkstar Entertainment), and Prayer to a Vengeful God (Insurgent Pictures).
Daniel Pettrow (Director) has been an associate actor with The Wooster Group since 2006, and has performed in Hamlet, Who's Your Dada? and their latest work Vieux Carre. He is also an instructor at The Wooster Group's "Summer Institute." Daniel is a frequent collaborator with Bluemouth Inc, having recently presented Dance Marathon at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Daniel works closely with French Director Arthur Nauzyciel and performed the lead roles in Bernard Marie Koltes' Black Battles With Dogs, Roberto Zucco, and Mark Antony in his current production of Julius Caesar. Daniel directed Marie Darrieussecq's The Sea Museum for FIAF's "Crossing the Line" festival in 2010. The production took place in Brooklyn's abandoned Atlantic Avenue Tunnel – the oldest subway tunnel in the world. He was also part of the cast of Hetero by Denis Lachaud, a site-specific performance directed by Arthur Nauzyciel within the same festival. His film/TV credits include Good Eats, The Cult of Sincerity, The Last Adam, FightF*ckPray, Psychopathia Sexualis, Kathy T and My Uncle Sidney.
Photo credit: Beau Alluli