AMERICAN JUGGALO

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AMERICAN JUGGALO is a snapshot of the often mocked and misunderstood subculture of Juggalos, hardcore Insane Clown Posse (ICP) fans, who meet once a year for four days at The Gathering of the Juggalos. On the last night of The Gathering, a group of Juggalos from different walks of life  come together to swap stories, share experiences, and party. As the night unfolds, they begin to question if their shared love of one band is strong enough to create a lasting bond, and what it means to be “fam.” American Juggalo is a new docu-theatre piece adapted from the 2011 documentary short by Sean Dunne along with interviews conducted by the playwright from Insane Clown Posse shows at Webster Hall, The Well, and the 2018 Gathering of the Juggalos. 

 

On the last night of the 11th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos, a group of Juggalos—also known as hardcore followers of the band Insane Clown Posse—discover each other and examine what it means to be a chosen family. As the night unfolds, they begin to question what the Gathering of the Juggalos is really about and if the shared love of one band is strong enough for them to create a lasting bond.

 

An industry reading of this full-length play took place in April 2017 at Porterspace in Brooklyn, NY. After great reviews and continued interest, writer Sean Pollock went deeper into his research. He attended the 2018 Gathering, conducting over 40 interviews in order to ensure the stories he created and adapted from the original short felt authentic to the culture. The workshop performance was held at Vital Joint in Brooklyn, NY on October 5 and 6th. After Vital Joint, we produced an additional workshop (with scenic and costume design) at the New Ohio Theatre, as part of Producers Club 2019. We had our full-run premiere at HERE Arts Center in February 2019.

CREATIVE TEAM

Written by Sean Pollock

Directed by Drew Weinstein

Produced by Alyssa Berdie

Dramaturgy by Anna Schultz

 

Associate Director + Producer

Connor Scully

 

Production Stage Manager

Dimitri Barcomi

STARRING

Linus Gelber as Jester
Niara Seña as Tammi Lynn
Cody Nash Edwards as Darren
Took
Edalow as Maniac
Lauren E. Butler and Leah Coconides as Ashlee
Jarrod Zayas as Barocko
Maxim Swinton and Robbie Crandall as Porkchop

PERFORMANCES

HERE Arts Center (2019)

New Ohio Theatre (2019)

Vital Joint (workshop 2018)

Porterspace (reading 2017)

© 2019 by Unattended Baggage. 
 

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