Kim Katzberg - Dad In A Box
Kim Katzberg (Strays, Darkling, Penetrating The Space) is a queer theater artist who has has been creating genre-bending solo work since 2010. Her work has been nominated for the 2014 NYIT Award “Outstanding Solo Performance” (Darkling); and 2016 NYIT Award “Outstanding Original Short Script” (Strays). Strays is included in The Best American Short Plays, 2015-2016 published by Applause Books. Of her 2011 breakout show Penetrating The Space, the NY Times wrote, “Penetrating the Space has a glowing, vulnerable, haunting center.” Theatermania said, “Katzberg is acutely aware of the strange contradictions in the theater world and she milks them to great effect, adding to an already hilarious physical performance." Dad in a Box is Katzberg’s latest.
Kim Katzberg returns with her most revealing and hilarious work. A prestigious improv comedy workshop seems like an ideal career boost for Katzberg, until she finds her fervid imagination hamstrung by generic critiques. "...Suicidal girl on a date? I'm not sure it's a network thing.” But the real improvisation starts when Katzberg’s emotionally-distant father dies, paralyzing her psyche and forcing her to confront her California-cool brother and erratic, prodigal sister. Dad in a Box, a darkly comedic, multi-character, semi-autobiographical, multimedia solo play, follows queer theater artist Kim Katzberg as she struggles to gain access to her emotional core, while processing the impending death of her abusive father. The story traces Katzberg’s efforts, through wildly inventive pieces in improv class, to prod and shock herself into facing and confronting her father’s emotional hold on her. More info HERE.