YOU SHOULD LOVE MY BODY
Written and Performed by: Mariah MacCarthy
Directed by: Leta Tremblay
A workshop performance
YOU SHOULD LOVE MY BODY is a feminist solo ukulele musical about all the ways we do and don’t love bodies, especially women's bodies, especially mine. Eczema! Bellies! Rape culture! Yeast infections! Orgasms! A gradual unmasking and a call for kindness. A fun fucking time.
MARIAH MACCARTHY has had her work developed and presented at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rattlestick, Primary Stages, Culture Project, New Dramatists, La MaMa, HERE, Dixon Place, The Brick, Atlantic Stage 2, Fringe NYC, various New York apartments, and Paris. Indie Theater Hall of Fame (“Person of the Year” 2012), PoNY nominee. Plays include Baby Mama: One Woman’s Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People (EST, Dixon Place, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, and San Diego's Diversionary Theatre; winner, Dr. Robert J. Thierauf Producer’s Pick Award, Cincinnati Fringe Festival; viewed over 41,000 times on YouTube), Honors Students (Kilroys List Honorable Mention; EST/Youngblood Unfiltered), Safeword (Dixon Place), Magic Trick (FringeNYC and Theatre Row; winner of the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award and Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences), Mrs. Mayfield’s Fifth-Grade Class of ’93 20-Year Reunion (“sweet and boisterous…a lot of fun” – The New York Times), The Foreplay Play (two NYIT Award nominations), Ampersand: A Romeo & Juliet Story (twenty Looking Glass Forum Awards, FringeNYC “Outstanding Performance”), and The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret (“f*cking brilliant” – Kate Bornstein; performed in Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, and New York). Mariah is a Friend of Flux, a writer-in-residence of The Propulsion Lab, a member of Youngblood and Lather, Rinse, Repeat, Executive Artistic Director of Caps Lock Theatre, and Associate Artistic Director-at-Large of The Brick. Find out more at mariahmaccarthy.com and patreon.com/mariahm
LETA TREMBLAY (director) is a freelance director based in New York City. She has presented work at 59E59 Theaters, Theatre Row, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Eugene O'Neill National Theater Center, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Lark, New World Stages, Access Theater, The Kraine Theater, Paradise Factory, The Brick, FringeNYC, IRT Theater, The Gym at Judson, The Secret Theatre, The Cell, Davenport Theatre and site specifically. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Eugene O’Neill National Theatre Institute and has trained with the Wooster Group and SITI Company. Leta is the Producing Artistic Director of Caps Lock Theatre. Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Associate Member. www.letatremblay.com