Mackenzie Raine Kirkman
The MAAS Building Studio
This event has been canceled.
Blue and Green are trapped in a room with no windows or doors. They don’t know how they got there and they can’t seem to find a way out. As they suffer at the hands of a mysterious figure, “the black stuff,” and their own waning humanity, they begin to investigate what made them people in the first place and what price they’re willing to pay for the chance to feel human again.
For ages 18+
Interested in a not-necessarily-romantic way to connect over art? Select the Blind Date ticket at checkout and Cannonball will pair you with another audience member for a pre- and post-show experience. Blind Date is only available for this show on Tue, Sep 20, 2022 5:30 PM. Check out https://www.cannonballfestival.org/blinddate for more information.
This show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater, dance, circus, music, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret, pop-up events, workshops, artist talkbacks, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org.
This performance contains brief graphic violence. This show contains acts of physical restraint, brief sexual content, physical violence, and scenes of physical distress (vomit/spitting/gagging). If at any point an audience member needs to remove themselves they may through the same door they entered from.
Health & Safety
Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly.
Director: Reva Stover, Playwright and Blue: Mackenzie Raine Kirkman, Intimacy Director: Mia Rocchio, Designer and The Man: Stephen Peterson, Rehearsal Stage Manager: Evesha Harry, Green: Sohrab Haghverdi
About the Artist
Raised in North Carolina, Mackenzie got her BA in Theatre and BFA in Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. From there she went to Miami University where she earned a Masters of Art in Theatre, Performance, and Practice after creating a theory to adapt violence from narrative fiction to stage. She writes about humanity through a playfully dark absurdist lens.