ON SET WITH THEDA BARA
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH
WRITTEN BY JOEY MERLO
DIRECTED BY JACK SERIO
PERFORMED BY DAVID GREENSPAN
FEBRUARY 6 – MARCH 9, 2024
In this hallucination of a one-person show, a genderqueer teen who goes missing and their gay detective father come face-to-face with the supernatural and consciousness-devouring Theda Bara, the real-life vamp and silent film star of the 1910s. On Set with Theda Bara is part gothic coming-of-age story and part campy melodrama about identity consumption and the horror of not knowing who you are.
Transport Group and Lucille Lortel Theatre are proud to present the full-length Off-Broadway debut of On Set with Theda Bara, written by Joey Merlo, directed by Jack Serio (Uncle Vanya), and performed by the incomparable six-time Obie winner David Greenspan.
The run time is 65 minutes, with no intermission.
On Set with Theda Bara is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council