“This two-hander is exactly the kind of script we love at B: smart, funny, well written, with a message.”
“You’ve got to stop thinking about yourself as basically dead.”
"I guess everybody wants to start over. Just burn it all down and start over.” – Sharon An Interview with Monika Browne-Ecker, Properties Designer and Production Manager for The Roommate What is your theatrical background? What is your history with Theatre B? I...
“I’m a very big fan of Carrie and Pam’s work, and in this show, they produce some comedic beats that I’ve ever seen them do before. They are masters of their craft.”
“I liked exploring what might be heard in Simon’s head based on his cultural traditions, research, and professional experience.”
“Meeting people is one of my favorite parts of travel and life. It’s why I love theatre. Getting to know someone helps us know ourselves.”
“This is a great holiday show because this is the time of year when we’re all reuniting with family we haven’t seen in a long time, possibly since the last holiday season. And at least some awkwardness is inevitable. It can be cathartic to watch that exact scenario play out onstage, with humor and a touch of heartbreak thrown in.”
“If I had to choose a favorite line, I think it would be when Norma laments “Why aren’t we a real family?”.
“It turns out that there really is a town of Lake Huntington in the Catskills!”
“Bonnie, like all of us in our way, wants to belong to something bigger than herself.”
“It was a terrific script full of relatable family dynamics. … I hope that audiences will empathize with characters that they might not necessarily agree with or understand.”
“My favorite part of the design for Last Schwartz has been creating the world of Simon.”
“Theatre B has always done shows that make you think. And this one teases you with funny before making you sit up straight and consider this family and how it does or doesn’t compare to your own. “
Theatre B is seeking out theatrical designers and technicians for our production of Hamlet.
“I love the fact that I hate every character at some point during the show.”
“On my first day, Theatre B Artistic Director Carrie Wintersteen told me that “Theatre B is an intentional family”. “That’s nice”, I thought and went about my assigned task. Little did I know that I would be welcomed into a tightly-knit community whenever I attended a build, meeting, or production.”
“The fact that each of the characters is a new parent is a great mechanism to connect people who might not otherwise meet, much less become close friends.”
“When I design I hope that audiences don’t notice my work – but that my work fills in the story for them in ways that make the experience richer and with a deeper connection.”
“One of my favorite parts of this show so far has been finding baby noises and editing them all to be unique so the babies don’t cry or fuss the same way twice.”
“The show is about parenthood and the shared challenges all new parents face. It also addresses class differences and how parents face different challenges based on their socioeconomic status.”