SCUM Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn & Ryan Gedrich

About This Show

This mash-up of performance styles (from worlds as disparate as cabaret, vaudeville, burlesque and haunted houses) centers around two female figures: Valerie Solanas and Carolyn Sapp. Valerie shot Andy Warhol and wrote the SCUM Manifesto, which calls for the extermination of all men. Carolyn was Miss America in 1992 and is now a mom/stuntwoman in Hawaii. They’ve both written rambling pieces of text that give their particular ideas on how to be a woman, and neither of them can quite get it right.

about the artists

Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn is a performer, theater maker and teacher from Hong Kong. She’s performed her play based on interviews with clowns, I.M. LOST! – a show about clowns and how to be happy, in productions at Princeton University (dir. Ogemdi Ude), Dixon Place (dir. Kat Yen) and Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival (dir. Benita de Wit). She also teaches workshops on clown training through partnerships with the Princeton University Office of Religious Life and the Youth Leadership Development Program of New Jersey.

Ryan Gedrich is a performer, theater maker, producer, amateur anthropologist and professional English tutor from the Jersey Shore. He is currently in his second year as a Producing Fellow for Clubbed Thumb; other current projects include Milo Cramer’s Cute Activist at the Bushwick Starr, Alex Borinskey’s Weird Classrooms at University Settlement, and Evan Gedrich’s Turning Inward at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:30pm

General Admission

$15 in advance

$18 at the door



Estimated Runtime
60 minutes

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Created by

Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn, Ryan Gedrich and the Ensemble


Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn, Ryan Gedrich, Maeve Brady, Glenna Yu, Jesse Rose Krebs


Sam Kaseta

Photo credit

Katie Welsh