Three women fail to get the message across. Plastic animals come to life. Teenagers get left out of history books. But we’re gonna find that yellow Frisbee if it kills us.
From The Functional Shoes comes a glimpse into three different worlds and the strange threads that bind them. You’re gonna live it up. You’re gonna feel weird about it.
There’s no more time. Stop making sense. Join the party.
Featuring Maribel Martinez, Marlena Mack, Zak Houston, and Genevieve Simon
About the Team
The Functional Shoes is an award-winning pop-up theatre company based in New York City. We use live music and original plays to create nonlinear stories on stage. We enjoy using tools like aerial silks, shadow puppets, roller skates, sidewalk chalk, kazoos, face paint, and animal masks in our work. Our plays are surreal, absurdist, magical realism adventures.
We focus on the experience of insiders and outsiders in different spaces, and are particularly interested in creating work that grapples with gender roles and norms. We want to tell stories that bring people from the sidelines into the spotlight.
2017 Producer’s Pick of the Fringe & Critic’s Pick: Romeo + Juliet + Anybodys (Cincinnati Fringe Festival)
Genevieve Simon is a playwright and actor. Her plays have recently been seen in New York at The PIT and the HIVE. www.genevieve-simon.com
Claire Edmonds is a New York City based stage director. She has recently worked with The Flea, Bridge Production Group, John’s Hopkins University, and Mid-Town International Theatre Festival. www.claireedmonds.com
Zak Houston and Marlena Mack are members of the experimental rock band Go Home: www.gohomeisaband.com