Bite Me is a funny-stupid one act show that incorporates music, magic, and live action puppet movies with the most famous of fairy tales in order to overthrow the patriarchy one bite at a time. Created by CB Goodman, Hilary Chaplain, and Aitor Basauri it navigates modern beliefs regarding age, sex, and beauty while confronting the issues surrounding what it means to grow up as a woman. Bite Me invites us all to embrace our individual power and live boldly as a community to try and discover the potential of an equal society and all its many layers.
NOT suitable for children.
The production is currently in development and will have its world premiere in Austin, Texas, May 22 - June 6, 2020 at The Vortex.
Directed by Aitor Basauri
Created and Performed by CB Goodman and Hilary Chaplain
Sound and Projection Design by Lowell Bartholomee
Lighting Design by Patrick Anthony
Costume Design by Aaron Flynn
Puppetry and Set Design by CB Goodman
Choreography by Kelsey Oliver
Aitor Basauri (director and Spymonkey Joint Artistic Director/ES) - is one of the most sought after and leading teachers and directors of clown and physical comedy in the world. Spymonkey was founded by Toby Park, Petra Massey and Aitor Basauri in 1997. With their dark, edgy physical comedy rooted ‘somewhere between Monty Python, the Marx Brothers and Samuel Beckett’ (The Houston Chronicle), they have proved to be a truly international phenomenon, enjoyed by and accessible to a wide range of international audiences. Aitor regularly runs Spymonkey masterclasses in London, Brighton and New York, has directed numerous comedy shows, and is a staff tutor at Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas.
CB Goodman - (founder Grackle Jack Prod./puppet designer/performer/TX) is an artist specializing in creating theatre that wrestles with the American dream and incorporates disparate source materials, original writing, and puppetry. Her work has been presented at venues in Austin, New Orleans, Charlotte, and New York City. Her 2018 project co-produced with En Route Productions, *some humans were harmed in the making of this show, based on the life of Topsy the elephant and combined drag, clown, self help testimony, and puppetry was named on two top ten lists of best theatre in Austin, Texas for 2018 and won 4 B. Iden Payne awards for Best Actor and Actress in a Drama and Best Sound and Projection Design.
Hilary Chaplain - (performer/NY) has been recognized as one of America’s foremost professional physical comediennes, performing her original solo A Life In Her Day and ensemble work for over a decade throughout the US, Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia. Uncovering the humor in everyday life, Hilary’s extraordinary work has won accolades worldwide. She is also a founding member of the New York Goofs (est.1998) appearing with them in prestigious New York venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Medora Musical, and on tour at Wolf Trap with Bob McGrath from Sesame Street.
Special Thanks to Amanda Huotari and the Celebration Barn Artist Residency program which helped get this project on its feet and getting it finished. And to Lucas House Retreat where we began to write the show and develop the characters. We are forever grateful.