by Paige Zubel
Director: Kylie Brown
Stage Manager: Aaron A. Watson
Dramaturge: Taylor Hunsberger
Assistant Dramaturge: Rachel Aberman
Dead Meat takes us to the end of the world. A once-promising medication goes awry, mutating 51% of the world's population into shells of human beings with only the basic motor functions left to chase, bite, and kill. (Yep. They're zombies.) Three men--seemingly alone in the apocalypse--are honestly pretty all right with it. Until Alex--an intersex woman--distorts the dichotomies in which these men view their black and white world.
February 15 at 12pm and February 17 at 4pm
Paige Zubel (Playwright) is a Philadelphia-based playwright, dramaturg, and producer. Her plays have been produced internationally, with notable productions in her hometown of Houston, TX ($12.50/Hour, Gel Us), NYC (The Pull of the Moon, In Full Bloom), and Scotland (Under Covers). Plays and prose published by Smith & Kraus, One Act Play Depot, Every Day Fiction, and Hashtag Queer. Zubel is the Artistic Associate of Shakespeare in Clark Park, National New Play Network Producer in Residence at InterAct Theatre Company, and a member of the Foundry, an emerging playwrights' lab partnered with PlayPenn. More of her scripts can be found on the New Play Exchange.
Kylie Brown (Director) is a Brooklyn-based director of new work and Literary Manager for Normal Ave. Recent directing projects: little lives by Shara Feit (Furnace Festival, G45 Lightbulb series), Of the Woman Came the Beginning of Sin and through her we all die by Lily Houghton (EST Bloodworks), What We Made: Gone Missing Lobby Project (The Civilians/City Center Encores! Off-Center), and Painting Faye Salvez by Rachel Covey (NYMF, Northwestern). She has done short plays and readings with EST/Youngblood, The Muse Project, 7x7. As an assistant/associate director, she has worked with Liesl Tommy, Leigh Silverman, and Lear Debessonet, among others. Notable projects include Eclipsed, Privacy, and most recently assisted Leigh Silverman on the first fully female/non-binary creative team on Broadway for Lifespan of a Fact.
Aaron A. Watson (Stage Manager) Off Broadway: Cleopatra (KGM Theatrical) Touring: Chefs, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Bring It LIVE (Mills Entertainment) Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Cirque Dreams), The Bernstain Bears LIVE (Matt Murphy Productions) Other Projects: The Secret Garden (Friends in Theatre Co.) Too Darn Hot, The Prima Donnettes (Florida Studio Theatre), Big Fish, Little Shop of Horrors, The Adams Family Musical, (Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute) aaronawatson.com
Taylor Hunsberger (Dramaturg) is a writer, dramaturg, and pop culture critic. This is her first dramaturgy project since moving to NYC. Past projects include Listen to Me by Gertrude Stein at Muhlenberg College. Taylor is also a content creator at Lunarbuzz Productions on Youtube where she discusses romantic comedies and the Bachelor franchise.
Rachel Aberman (Assistant Dramaturg) is an NYC based costume designer and aspiring dramaturg and playwright. Previous NYC credits includes work with Fifth Floor Theatre Company, most recently on Bubble Boy. She is a graduate of Muhlenberg College, where some favorite credits were Salome and The Exception and the Rule. Check out more at rachelabermanartportfolio.weebly.com.