New & Upcoming
World premiere at the Bushwick Starr, May/June 2020.
Alternately horrifying and hilarious, this dark comedy follows the faculty of a moribund theater department at a state university, as they are forced to undergo self-defense training in order to maintain their funding. Award-winning theater scholar Miller teams up with director Kristjan Thor, who brings his immersive horror expertise to Preparedness, examining the effects of fear on professional communities.
UPDATE [MARCH 2020]
Preparedness is on PAUSE as the creative team and theater collectively grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. In the meantime, check out Episode #3 of the Bushwick Starr’s podcast, Starr Talk— my conversation with the Starr’s Creative Director & Co-Founder, Sue Kessler, and director Kris Thor, recorded at the end of our Hubbard Hall residency for Preparedness. You’ll hear about the show, and the dramaturgical work we ended up doing during our residency after adjusting plans due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Other topics include teaching theater and multigenerational music sharing. Enjoy!