“The year is MCMLXXVI…”

…a brood of she-snakes are about to take Olympus by storm with an irreverent new sound and a stage presence both repulsive and seductive. HISSIFIT is punk-rock retelling of the Medusa myth about an all-girl all-gorgon band. In it, Medusa’s power to turn people to stone no longer about her punishment for her own rape by Poseidon, but something that is both a gift and a curse from Athena.

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Meet the Production Team

Krista Knight (Playwright) Krista’s work has been produced or developed at New Georges, Joe’s Pub at the Public, Ars Nova, The Vineyard, Page 73, Playwrights Center of MN, and Playwrights Foundation of SF among others. Commissions include a new musical with Dave Malloy for YMTC, The Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, Case Western Biomedical Engineering Department, and The Assembly. Residencies at La Napoule, UCROSS, Yaddo, and MacDowell. BA: Brown University. MA: NYU Performance Studies. MFA Playwriting: UC San Diego. Page 73 Playwriting Fellow (2007), Shank Playwriting Fellow at the Vineyard Theatre (2012). Alum of EST’s Youngblood, TerraNova Groundbreakers, Page 73’s Interstate 73, and Civilians R&D Lab, and member of New Georges JAM. Current Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Fellow at Juilliard.

Playwright Website: http://www.kristaknight.com/

Barry Brinegar (Composer) is the songwriter and animator behind the bitpop band David’s Pegasus. His minimalist approach produces short, simple, and infectious pop hooks. He has performed with the band since 2006. David’s Pegasus has performed at George’s Majestic Lounge, The Dickson Street Theater, Vino’s, Juanita’s, White Water Tavern, Easy Street Theater, the Gypsy, the Blu Room, The Music Hall (formerly Clunk Music Hall), the Pontiac Coffee House, The Delicious Basement, The New Deli, Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks, The Old Post Office, The Green Light-bulb, Sodie’s, Studio A, the Boom Boom Room, Sound Pony (Tulsa, OK), the Tree House, and a variety of art/fashion parties in Fayetteville, Little Rock, and Ft. Smith, AR.

The music of HISSIFIT: https://soundcloud.com/knightandbrinegar/sets/hissifit

Rebecca Etzine (Director) is a New York based director, actor, and theatre educator.  Raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Rebecca is a first year MFA candidate in Directing at the New School for Drama.  Rebecca has trained broadly in classical theatre both as an actor and director; participating in intensive programs at The Moscow Art Theatre School and the American Shakespeare Center.  Rebecca earned her LTCL in theatre education from Trinity College, London after spending three month teaching in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Rebecca is the founding artistic director of the Cradle Theatre Company and has directed numerous productions and readings with The Cradle including: Love’s Labor’s Lost (2010), The Winter’s Tale (2013), Romeo and Juliet (2015), and As You Like It (2016).  In addition to her work with The Cradle, Rebecca is a teaching artist with the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Company; mentoring and educating students in their after school middle school programs.  BA: Fordham University. www.rebeccaetzine.com.