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Dirt Trip


Categories: Comedy & Improv, Interdisciplinary, Theater

Dates: September 4, 2022 - September 11, 2022

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: The Icebox Project Space


“A hilarious, finely tuned absurdist” (TheaterJones) and “one of the most exciting and hilarious performance artists around” (ArtSpace), Alex Tatarsky shares revelations from their ongoing research into the territory between clowns and compost.

Linking American pop-cultural angst over the evil clown to efforts to banish garbage and urban blight, Tatarsky examines our fears of figures and substances which suggest transitional, ambiguous, and disordered states. Contents include: the ballad of an unemployed court jester who desires to be a rotting vegetable; a lecture that decays into a heap of dirt.

“Dirt Trip is a beautiful blend of tightly researched monologues and manic physical improvisation.” (Brooklyn Rail)

Alex tatarsky

“A hilarious, finely tuned absurdist” (Theatre Jones), Alex Tatarsky makes performances in the uncomfortable in-between zone of comedy, dance-theater, performance art, and deluded rant--sometimes with songs. Tatarsky experienced fleeting fame as Andy Kaufman’s daughter and used to perform as a mound of dirt. Venues include La MaMa, MoMA PS1, Gibney, Judson Church, The Kitchen, Space 1026, Vox Populi and many bars and basements. Their writings on counterfeit poetics and grotesque politics have appeared in publications including The New Inquiry, Hypocrite Reader, ArtReview Asia, Folder, Viscose, and Vulture. Research interests include bootlegs, hellscapes, and compost.


Created and Performed by Alex Tatarsky

Sound by Shane Riley

Set, Props, Costume by Andreea Mincic 

Dramaturgy by Iris McCloughan, Lisa Fagan, Anh Vo, Magda San Millan


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