A new solo-show about the intersection of OCD and queer identity
January 30 – February 23 at The Tank in Midtown
After a sold-out run in August, Olivia Levine’s solo-show, UNSTUCK, returns to The Tank for a limited engagement. The production runs January 30 through February 23 with opening night slated for January 30. UNSTUCK is written and performed by Levine and follows her journey with OCD from childhood to adulthood. Molly Rose Heller directs.
Ever been afraid to use the word “delectable” in a sentence after JonBenet Ramsey said it the night before she was murdered in the JonBenet Ramsey Lifetime Original Movie? Ever have to shout “green car, green car, green car,” every time a green car zooms down the street? If you answered yes, you probably have OCD. We’ve all heard about the hand washing, the touching, the counting. But most of us haven’t heard the rest of it — the fear of accidentally causing violent harm to a loved one, the fear that using a particular word might result in the death of your best friend. Killing people with your vagina germs! Accidentally impregnating your mother! The list goes on.
UNSTUCK explores the intersection of Olivia Levine’s OCD with her sexuality and identity as a queer woman, focusing on how it engages with her familial, platonic and romantic relationships. Using storytelling, standup, and movement, she explores the evolution of her OCD and the pains, surprises, and gifts it has afforded her.
Written & performed by Olivia Levine
Directed by Molly Rose Heller
Performances take place at The Tank, 312 West 36th Street (between 8th & 9th avenues), 4th Floor, New York, New York 10018. Subways: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to 34th Street.
Tickets are $18 and are available at https://bit.ly/2rNepHZ
January 30 to February 23 – Sunday’s at 7 pm. Thursday’s & Saturdays at 9:30 pm.
Olivia Levine is a queer actor, comedian and writer based in NYC. Originally from San Francisco, she moved to NYC for college, and received her B.A. in Theatre from Barnard College. Other training includes The Studio/NYC, UCB, and RADA. Recent theatre credits include SF Playhouse’s The Daughters (dir. Jessica Holt) and the world premiere of Honors Students at Wild Project (dir. Leta Tremblay), which received two New York Innovative Theatre Award nominations. Film credits include Tallulah opposite Allison Janney, and I Hate Kids with Tituss Burgess and Tom Everett Scott. You can catch Olivia in her monthly comedy show at The Stonewall Inn called I Think We’re Alone Now. www.olivia-levine.com
Director Molly Rose Heller is a multi-disciplinary, queer theatre-maker based in NYC. Select directing credits include: Notes from the Basement (Watermill Center Residency, Corkscrew Festival, Center at West Park, Dixon Place), Lalabala Project (Watermill Center Residency, 3rd Annual Kathmandu International Children’s Theatre Festival), Existential Questions of the 21st Century (Green Room 42), Olivia K’s Planet Joy (City Winery), The Crucible (BEDLAM, observership), Cannibal Galaxy: a love story (New Ohio, asst dir.), and Missing Gemini (Winner: Best Direction at Strawberry Theatre Festival). Other credits include Imagining the Imaginary Invalid (La Mama) and book/lyrics for Plath (FringeNYC). Molly graduated Magna Cum Laude with Departmental Honors for a B.A. in Theatre and Drama Arts from Columbia University and a B.A. in Modern Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary.