The Space Between my Head and my BodyShark Eat Muffin Theatre Company, Cincinnati, OH
|Running Time||60 minutes|
|First Time?||New Participant|
|Tags||Theatre, Drama, Darkly
Comedic, Identity Themes,
- The Basics
- About the Artists
Somewhere between departure and arrival; you could be anyone.
The Space Between my Head and my Body explores the lives of seven people whose paths collide in flight on an airplane. In the unquantifiable space between departure and arrival, male and female, physical body and identity, we examine what defines each one of them. As the characters weave in and out of different times and space, different flights and even different bodies, they remain connected by the same journey. A journey that is forever pushing forward towards the fate of the passengers, their relationship to one another and their own survival in a sea of lost travellers.
“[The Space Between My Head and My Body is] a rewarding hour of theatre, capable of sweeping up its audience in the dark dreams of a clever and imaginative script.”
— The List (UK)
“[The Space Between My Head and My Body is] a deeply intriguing piece”
Four Stars – The Metro (UK)
This show is loosely based upon Oliver Sacks book The Man who Mistook his wife for a Hat. It was created in London England with a producer, director, four actors and a playwright who met every week for four months in the upstairs room of a pub.
Shark Eat Muffin Theatre Company was started in the summer of 2012 by Artistic Director Catie O’Keefe with the mission: through a cross-cultural lens, SEM professionally explores new works of theatre as well as modern and classic plays with fresh and innovative initiatives. The first show was performed at the Falcon Theatre in Newport, KY in September 2012. This show had three different playwrights write short one-acts on the theme “Just Beyond Reach”, giving an opportunity to new writers and new work.
Artistic Director and Playwright of The Space Between my Head and my Body, Catie O’Keefe, holds a BA in Theatre from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon USA and a Masters in Playwriting from Royal Holloway University of London UK. Her work has been performed in London, Amsterdam, Scotland, New York, Louisiana, Colorado, Washington DC, Ohio and Oregon. She participated in the Fall 2007 session of the Royal Court’s Young Writers Program and also the 2008 Invitation Class back at the Royal Court. She served as Playwright in residence at New Edgecliff Theatre 2010-2013 of which they produced Darker in the 2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Poe-ssessed in October 2011, The Canterville Ghost in October 2012 and Slow Descent from Heaven in February 2013. She wrote and directed Welcome Home: The Waddie Welcome Story at the historical Emery Theatre in May 2012. She is a member of the Dramatist Guild, the International Center for Women Playwrights and is a recipient of the Peggy Ramsay Grant. Catie now resides in Cleveland, Ohio where she is the Director of Development at Cleveland Public Theatre.
Past Fringe Festivals:
(2008) Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Space Between my Head and my Body, written by Catie O'Keefe
(2009) Henley Fringe Festival, Deception, Illusion and Nate, written by Catie O'Keefe
(2011) Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Darker written by Catie O'Keefe
The Space Between My Head and My Body (Review)- By: Rick Pender
Embracing inventiveness, providing opportunity at Shark Eat Muffin- By: Brittany York
Make Cincinnati Weird
Travels in Time and Space - by Jean Lerma