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Following the June 18th performance, join us for “Being Feminist in Downtown Theater,” a post-show discussion with Minor Theater, Young Jean Lee and Elena Araoz.


Teen girls experiment with sex, magic and murder while mom sinks deep into lust and self-loathing. A teen-drama riff on Racine’s Phèdre, Minor Theater’s PATHETIC invites you to get off on the sick horrors of becoming a woman. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS NUDITY.


Written and Directed: Julia Jarcho
Production Design: Ásta Bennie Hostetter
Lighting Design: Christina Watanabe
Sound Design: Ben Williams
Video Design: Jennifer Seastone
Producer: Ann Marie Dorr
Production Stage Manager: Kendall Allen*
Assistant Stage Manager: Taryn Uhe
Assistant Director: Kedian Keohan
Jordan Baum, Kim Gainer*, Kristine Haruna Lee*, Linda Mancini, Jennifer Seastone*, Ben Jalosa Williams*
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase.


Minor Theater makes plays in a minor key. With dark humor and goofball precision, we lure you into the tunnels where we feed off pop culture’s sticky undergut. Our plays are written and directed by Julia Jarcho in collaboration with award-winning theater artists Ásta Bennie Hostetter, Jennifer Seastone, and Ben Williams. Shows include GRIMLY HANDSOME (2013 OBIE, Best New American Play), THE TERRIFYING (Abrons 2017); NOMADS (dir. by Alice Reagan, Incubator 2014); DREAMLESS LAND (New York City Players/ Abrons, 2011); and American Treasure (13P, 2009). We are champions of weird desire.


PATHETIC was developed in part during a residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY. Image from this residency. PATHETIC is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.