A semi-autobiographical, darkly comic solo play with original songs (sung by a non-singer) that lovingly explores the demons haunting a person struggling with mental illness. Through irreverent humor, it exposes the taboo underbelly of a suburban family rife with intergenerational madness, shining a light on the pain hidden within a person wrestling with a troubled mind. The narrative arc tells the story of a bipolar suburban Mom’s emotional affair with her contractor, breast cancer diagnosis and descent into madness – weaving songs, videos, and live stage action together into an electric whole. This work is Katzberg's contribution to a larger societal conversation about the consequences of unhealed trauma.
Work-in-progress performed at Wild Project as inaugural Artist-in-Residence, April 2022
Online reading at La MaMa as part of Experiments Play Reading Series, January 2022
Directed by Raquel Cion
Videos by Roque Nonini
Set by Luke Miller
Lighting Design by Tony Mulanix