OURS The Autonomists
About This Show
Bob Sugarman’s story of repeated, horrific alien abductions was the inspiration for the 1994 blockbuster, Birds of Prey. Decades after the film, Bob is stumbling through a speaking tour, sharing his story with abductee support groups and imparting the lessons he’s learned from a lifetime of contact with our interplanetary visitors.
Imagine the worst thing that could happen to you. Imagine it happening again and again. Imagine the release of just… giving in.
A (mostly) one-person play about responsibility, trauma, positive thinking, and aliens.
about the artists
Alexis Roblan’s plays have been produced and developed by Clubbed Thumb, Ars Nova, Dixon Place, Project Y, FringeNYC, New Perspectives Theatre Company, Exquisite Corpse Company, The Motor Company, The Dirty Blondes, The Blank Theatre, Theatre 503, FRIGID New York, Edinburgh Fringe, World Interplay, and more. Originally from Coos Bay, Oregon, she is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s MFA in Dramatic Writing program. Alexis has been a Finalist for the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission (SAMUEL), Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (AND IT SPINS TWICE), and The O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (YOU FEEL SO FAR AWAY RIGHT NOW). www.alexisroblan.com
Dara Malina is a director of theatre, performance, opera and video. She recently directed Caitlin Bebb’s THE PROTÈGÉ at Chez Bushwick as part of the Exponential Festival, Jillian Walker’s STRUCTURE/RACE at JACK and playwright/performer Daaimah Mubashshir’s solo work at the New Ohio Theatre’s AMERICAN AS F*CK festival. Her original work has been seen at The Brick, Connelly Theater, chashama, and Grace Exhibition Space. She has collaborated with playwrights at Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Tank, Dixon Place, JACK, The Flea, Chez Bushwick, New Ohio Theatre, and Rattlestick Theatre. MFA Theatre Directing, Columbia University. www.daramalina.com