They, Themself and Schmerm


Written and performed by Becca Blackwell
Directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman
In collaboration with Jill Pangallo and Jess Barbagallo

Part classic standup comedy special, part teen zine vomit confessional, They, Themself and Schmerm is Becca’s disturbingly hilarious personal tale of being adopted into a Midwestern religious family, trained to be a girl, molested, and plagued by the question, “How do I become a man and do I even want that?” Becca engages in loving confrontation with the audience, asking what it truly means to be authentic in these meat carcasses.

“It would have taken me two years of focus groups to make being molested that funny.”  —Young Jean Lee

Bomb Magazine Review
New York Theatre Review
Portland Mercury TBA Review

Past Performances
PICA/TBA festival Artists Repertory, OR (Sept 2017) Lyric Hyperion, CA (Sept 2017)
Z Space (Sept 2017)
Velocity Dance Space (Sept 2017)
Oberon/American Repertory Theater, MA (Jan 2017)
Under the Radar Festival at The Public, NY (Jan 2017)
NYTW at Dartmouth College, NH (Aug 2016)
SUNY Purchase, NY (Oct 2016)
Abrons Art Center, NY (Feb 2016)
Duke University, NC (Feb 2016)
Wild Project, NY (Oct 2015)

Available to tour.