Solo show gets hijacked by two scene steelers in dark new comedy about trauma.
October 27 - November 13, 2022 at The Tank

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FUKT is funny and funky, sexy and serious, confrontational and poignant, and adeptly staged by Janice L. Goldberg, a director who deserves more attention… This is expert playwriting.” – Glenda Frank, nytheatre-wire.com

“A brilliantly conceived and complex dark psychological comedy… effective, stimulating, and inventive.” -- Ed Kliszus, Front Row Center

“Telling is Power(ful) in Phenomenal Dark Comedy”  -- John R. Ziegler and Leah Richards, Thinking Theater NYC

“Emma Goldman-Sherman has done nearly the impossible in this searing play: she has found a way to tell a highly personal story in a manner that makes it not just relatable, but experiential... FUKT is infused with wit, entertainment, and a deep compassionate understanding of what it is to be human.” -- Sarah Tuft, New Play Exchange

FUKT, a new uplifting dark comedy that inspires us to own our past and get on with our lives, written by Emma Goldman-Sherman and directed by Janice L. Goldberg, begins previews Thursday, October 27 at The Tank. Performances are available for both in-person and live streaming viewing. Opening is set for Thursday, November 3.

FUKT seemingly begins as a solo show about why Emma changed her name. Enter Barbara and Bobbie, who steal the spotlight and demand to be included. Quarreling (and zombies and a striptease) ensues as the women's memories and perspectives collide. Through the chaos, we're left with a playful, yet personal story about moving the "FUK" on from trauma.

FUKT is a Bay Area Playwrights 2020 Finalist, Unicorn Theatre 2020 Finalist, and one of the top 10 most highly recommended scripts on The New Play Exchange. It was developed with New Circle Theatre Co., Dixon Place and 29th Street Playwrights Collective at the Dramatists Guild Foundation.

FUKT stars Bridget Ann White (The Will Rogers Follies on Broadway; Good Morning, Bill with Keen Company; Crossing the Double White Line at Jewish Rep), Eileen Sugameli, (That Physics Show, That Chemistry Show) and Julia Mack (The Second City, UCB, The PIT) with understudies Kati Schwartz and Mary Nepi. The production team includes Mariah Lotz (composer and music director), Michael Abrams (lighting), Anita Sibony de Adelsberg (set), Cami Huebert (costumes), Hannah K. Allen (choreography), Ray Rodriguez (fight director), Kaleigh Cerqua (PSM), and Kaili Turner (ASM).

Playwright Emma Goldman-Sherman’s full-length plays have been finalists for BAPF, Henley Rose, Unicorn (3x), Cutting Ball (3x), Campfire, and Bechdel Test Festival. Podcasts of their plays are available at TheParsnipShip.com and PlayingOnAir.org. MFA in Theatre from the University of Iowa where they received a Norman Felton Fellowship, the Richard Maibaum Award for plays addressing social justice, and a Jane Chambers from ATHE. Residencies at Millay, Ragdale and WordBridge. Published with Brooklyn Publishers, Next Stage Press, Smith & Kraus, Applause, Smith Scripts (UK), and others. Member: Dramatists Guild, LMDA and Honor Roll.

Director Janice L. Goldberg is a Kennedy Center Gold Medallion Award Winner for her work with new plays. She has directed over 80 new works that have been seen uptown and down, across the country, from university to Off-Broadway. She directed the Off-Broadway premiere of the lauded I of the Storm at the Gym at Judson and June Ballinger’s Rememberance Day. Janice served as Artistic Co-Director of ANDTheatre Company, is a member of SDC, Dramatists Guild, New Circle Theatre Company and a faculty member of the Dramatists Guild Institute.

FUKT runs October 27 - November 13, 2022. Performances are Thursday, Friday, & Sunday at 7pm and Saturday at 3pm at The Tank (312 W 36th Street). Running time is 80 minutes. Content warnings for gunshots and frank discussion of sexual abuse. Tickets are $11.93 - $37.97 including fees at www.fukttheplay.com.