My beloved Tamarie Cooper just won Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Simon in LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR! Congrats, Tamarie!
Great interview from the terrifically thoughtful folks at Spectrum South, "Take Risks and the Audience Will Appear: Catastrophic Theatre Premieres Brave Queer Play."
Broadway World gave us a glowing review, writing "“Porter has skillfully and lovingly created a nonsense world that you totally understand" and my personal favorite quote ever "“This is not a play for everyone; kids and conventionalists should sit this one out.” Ha!
Houston Press calls LEAP "a bold, remarkable and frustrating play...Porter’s type of risky storytelling is, well…. like a lion’s roar in an all too often timid jungle."
I so loved working on LEAP at my beloved Catastrophic Theatre, finally getting around to posting about it!
Check out this wild and wonderful short film by Full Media Jacket
LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR is the first of Chana Porter’s plays to be produced by The Catastrophic Theatre, but it’s unlikely to be the last. Catastrophic artistic director Jason Nodler sees Porter as an emerging powerhouse among contemporary avant-garde playwrights: “I am an unabashed fanboy. When I fall in love with a playwright's voice I fall hard and I don't just want to produce the work that made me fall in love; I want to produce everything they ever write. It's a rare and glorious thing when that happens, and I am head over heels in love withChana Porter's voice as a writer and with the play, LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR. It is one of the strangest, most imaginative, hilarious, ‘pataphysical, and moving things I have ever read."-- MatchHouston.org