She Got Off The Couch Kati Schwartz

About This Show

The line between reality and the fantastical is blurred in this comic story of a young lesbian whose family begins to fray when she tries to be frank with them about her sexual coming of age. Homophobia is not the family’s problem. It’s the prospect of candid conversation that throws them bizarrely off balance. Written by Kati Schwartz and directed by Lili Stiefel, She Got Off the Couch shines a light of gentle hilarity on what Schwartz considers an almost universal coming-of-age experience: realizing that you and everyone else in your family might mostly kindly be described as ‘emotionally hobbled.’

about the artist

Kati Schwartz is a playwright and performer. Plays include The Coward, She Got Off The Couch (2017 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference sem-finalist) and Caring For The Dead. Kati’s work has been produced and developed across the country at places such as Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Hollywood Fringe Festival, Ugly Rhino Theatre Company, and Next Stage Arts Project. Favorite acting credits: August: Osage County (The Fulton Theatre), Robin Hood (Williamstown), Leah: The Forsaken (Metropolitan Playhouse). Writing Awards include: Fringe Encore Series Award, 2016, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference semi-finalist, 2017.

Lili Alice Walker Stiefel is a New York City based theater maker approaching her thesis year at The New School for Drama. Recent credits include “Bus Stop” by William Inge with the Theatrical Players Club at John Jay School for Criminal Justice. Other projects include “Mixed Chicks” a series of interviews with biracial women, culminating in a devised theater piece.

Monday, July 24 at 7:30pm

General Admission

$15 in advance

$18 at the door



Estimated Runtime
60 minutes

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Directed by

Lili Stiefel

Stage Manager

Steph Schwartz


Victoria Pike


Joanna Brodecki, Patrick Simas, Melissa Hurst*, Charles Jeffries*, Nancy Redman*

*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association


Photo credit:

Jessie Mahon