Ramona Rotten

Ramona Rotten

Plays

  • THE CHTHONIC MYSTERIES
    A surreal flirtation. A short exploration of the Pandora and Prometheus myth.
  • MECHANICAL MESSIAH
    Cowritten with Denver Hoffman

    The Mechanical Messiah tells the story of John Murray Spear, a 19th-century radical, who attempted to usher in a Utopian future using the powers of the spirit world and modern technology.

    In this existential farce, a pair of clairsentient eccentrics struggle against the vagaries of ushering in Utopia. Created by Ramona Rotten and Denver Hoffman, this...
    Cowritten with Denver Hoffman

    The Mechanical Messiah tells the story of John Murray Spear, a 19th-century radical, who attempted to usher in a Utopian future using the powers of the spirit world and modern technology.

    In this existential farce, a pair of clairsentient eccentrics struggle against the vagaries of ushering in Utopia. Created by Ramona Rotten and Denver Hoffman, this new and exciting work examines “the trials borne in the secret chambers of the soul” through physicality, comedy and tenderness.
  • CREAM
    A short play exploring the horror of beauty through the aesthetic torture of the contemporary med-spa.
  • RARE DELICACIES
    The absurd story of a goofy outlaw out to make it big and a sardonic shark that could be diagnosed with clinical depression (if sharks could be diagnosed with such a thing).
  • YELLOW
    "Its as if it knows how insidious it is. The way it lolls like a broken neck with two bulbous eyes that stare at you upside down. The everlastingness of its gaze is impossible to bear. Up and down. Sideways it crawls. Those absurd, unblinking eyes are everywhere..."

    A near-monodrama interpretation of The Yellow Wall Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Utlizies much of the original text, adapted for the stage.