An intergalactic gay extravaganza featuring closeted extraterrestrials, high-stakes pursuits and nuns from outer space.
I Promised Myself to Live Faster is an intergalactic gay extravaganza featuring closeted extraterrestrials, high-stakes pursuits, and nuns from outer space. In this wild work, Tim’s out trolling for a good time when an order of intergalactic nuns charge him with a quest: retrieve the Holy Gay Flame from the clutches of the evil emperor to save the race of Homosexuals and restore the balance of power in the universe. But when he’s captured by the fabulously androgynous Ah-Ni, Tim’s chances look bleak. Ridiculous and delirious, this epic extravaganza of allegorical adventure redefines the search for identity for homo sexuals circa 2015. This piece is recommended for mature audiences.
A twisty tale of mayhem and allegorical ridiculousness, Pig Iron Theatre Company sets out to draw, with hot colored markers, a spiritual link between hairy-chested drag queen Martha Graham Cracker (the alter-ego of Pig Iron co-founder Dito van Reigersberg and lead artist for I Promised Myself to Live Faster) and Charles Ludlam, impresario of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company.
I Promised Myself To Live Faster premiered at FringeArts (May 22-31, 2015), and the 39th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky (March 27 - April 12, 2015).
Concept and Direction: Dan Rothenberg Text: Gregory S. Moss and Pig Iron Co-Director and Creative Producer: Dan Rothenberg
Scenic Design: William Boles Lighting Design: Ji-youn Chang Sound Design & Composition: Rob Kaplowitz Costume Design: Machine Dazzle
Cast: Mikeah Jennings, Jenn Kidwell, Mary McCool, Michele Tauber, Dito van Reigersberg
Technical Director: Rajiv Shah Assistant Technical Director: Seth Schmitt-Hall Provocateur: Dito van Reigersberg Dramaturgy: Eric Hoff, Robert O'Hara Choreography: Sam Pinkleton Assistant Director: Olivia Jorgensen Associate Costume Designer/Costume Supervisor: Jill Keys Audio Engineer: Chris Sannino Master Electrician: Melissa Mann
Stage Management Team
Production Stage Manager: K Stage Manager: E Sara Barnes Assistant Stage Manager: Anne Ketcham Production Assistant: Sean Ravitz Production Manager: Nathan Renner Johnson Interim Production Manager: Katie Naka Assistant Production Manager: Jess Feder, Lauren Tracy