A reading of the new play by Krista Knight, directed by Jess Chayes.
Lipstick Lobotomy is an imagined meeting between Rosemary Kennedy and the playwright's great aunt, both of whom received lobotomies in the 1940's. L: Rosemary Kennedy before the lobotomy. R: Krista Harrison Knight, grand-niece of Virginia Harrison Hamann.
Featuring Lauren Schaffel, Katie Kopajtic, Morgan Siobhan Green, Christine Donnelly, Gavin Haag, Rajeev Varma, Ben Beckley and Jose Ramos.
A desperate actress does everything she’s told to do to get a foot in the door. When it slams in her face she takes matters into her own hands and takes a leap of faith - literally - onto an off-Broadway stage.
“The Actor” was completed in June 2017 and is being shown this year, TBD
You get the best life lessons from those that you teach. Katie’s always had a love/hate relationship with training thanks to the exhausting, complex and generous clients that have taught her as much about life as she has taught them how to squat. “Confessions” takes a deep dive into love and loss at the gym, going behind the scenes of the luxury fitness world and exploring the unconventional relationships that blossom within it.
Confessions has been in the works for two years, ever since Katie started writing her and her clients’ stories down. Around this time she fell in love with a gym member. Then, after a year of workshops and performances, Katie lost a close client to suicide. The settling of a new relationship combined with her grief added an emotional bloodline to the show that pushed it from niche-subject comedy to theatre for all.It went up at The Barrow Group, The Kraine Theatre, The Tank and The PIT before making its international, sold-out debut with the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
One of a kind! “She’s immensely likeable and her monologues give a strong sense that she’s talking with an audience rather than at them. This whole show feels like catching up with an old friend.” - BroadwayBaby
Raw! “There is something endearing about this show. There is raw emotion, and it promisingly demonstrated that relationships are precious.” - Voice Mag UK
Hilarious! “Confessions of a Personal Trainer funnels the upbeat energy you'd expect from a personal trainer into a hilarious look into the world of luxury fitness. The result is a heartwarming, slightly manic, and distinctly NYC love story. Katie Kopajtic makes me want to work out more… almost.” - Adam J. Kurtz, Artist + Author, One Page at a Time
Sharp! "Confessions of a Personal Trainer offers funny, sharp insights about the vulnerabilities of a woman whose job is to act invulnerable. - Joe Berkowitz, author + critic, Away With Words
A funny female variety show. The first ever Snatchtag featured comedians Anna Drezen (SNL) and Chelsea Davidson (Mad TV), Poof! by Lynn Cohen and original performance art by the show’s co-creator Libby Landaur (Fruit Salad Club).
Snatchtag: The Workout
This edition of Snatchtag featured performances on theme of fitness as it relates to being a woman. Featuring original works by Girl! Be Heard, Dani Faith Leonard and the first ever Confessions of a Personal Trainer performance.
Snatchtag: Holiday Hangover
This rendition was a collaboration with theatre producer Laura Been that featured artwork by KD Diamond, music by Hannah Marie Standiford, a short stop-motion animation film by Audrey Frischman, plus two original plays by Jennifer R. Morris, and Anna O’Donoghue and Diana Stahl.
BFA The Series
This web series was the very first Tres Brujas project, created in 2013. In BFA, four college graduates are trying to find their niche in the Baltimore theatre scene when Ryan, a friendly nemesis from school, returns home after a successful stint in "the biz."
"It’s perfectly Baltimore, and it captures the humor, wackiness and mild desperation that makes this show about young bachelor of fine arts grads different from other shows about millennials."
-Sarah Richards, The Baltimore Sun
"Full of local color and insider-y theater jokes about just how bad some independent productions can be. But its aesthetic qualities and production values are extremely professional, resulting in something that is a bit like Girls: Station North, with characters that feel like people we know and have written about." - Baynard Woods, City Paper