Written and Performed by Dominique Salerno
October 4th and 5th at 8 p.m.
October 6th at 3 p.m.
One Woman. 30 Characters. All Inside a Box.
This production will be presented as a part of the 2019 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour.
In this hilarious solo show, one woman performs 30 different characters from inside a small box. (Yes, you read that correctly: the whole show takes place inside of a box!) Each time the doors open the audience discovers a new reality, including: a drunken couple in Las Vegas, the Greek Army inside the Trojan Horse, a lonely Giantess, a lost Pope, and so much more! With sketch-style characters and musical numbers, “THE BOX SHOW” is a fast-paced roller coaster ride that plunges its audience into vastly different worlds without ever leaving the physical space of The Box.
THE NEW YORK TIMES hailed the show as “the most purely delicious production… relentlessly inventive…I began to marvel at Ms. Salerno’s embrace of limitations…a paragon of Fringe form.” TimeOut NY raves, "she keeps surprising you with what she can produce in the space... often hilarious, but what makes the show most memorable are its moments of darkness... It is even greater than the sum of its parts."
The show received many awards, including FringeNYC’s “Overall Excellence for Solo Performance Award" and The United Solo Festival's “Best Set Design” and Best Comedic Script.” The show has played to packed houses at The People’s Improv Theater and iO Chicago, and now it’s making its Jersey City debut at Art House Productions!
DOMINIQUE SALERNO is an actor, improvisor, and playwright based in Jersey City. She is thrilled to be presenting her solo show, The Box Show, at Art House Productions! The Box Show previously won the Overall Excellence Award and Fringe Encores Selection in FringeNYC and Best Comedic Script in The United Solo Theatre Festival, and toured to iO Chicago. Recent acting credits include: The Color of Light (SchoolHouse Theater), LAUGHING WILD (LATC), PUSSYSLUDGE (HERE Arts Center), LOVE AND INFORMATION (A.C.T.) and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (A.C.T.). She writes and performs sketches with her feminist comedy duo “Feminarchy,” musical improv with “The Moustache Apologies,” and long-form improv with her Armory House Team “Falcon Toss” at The Tank. Education: A.B. from Princeton University; M.F.A from American Conservatory Theater. For more information please visit: www.dominiquesalerno.
ANN BEYERSDORFER (set designer) is a NYC based set designer and visual storyteller. After THE BOX SHOW's debut 2016, Ann is super excited to be able to continue the adventures of this innovative production with Dominique, three years later! Ann's set designs have been featured across New York, regionally, nationally and on television, including venues such as The Alliance Theatre, Syracuse Stage, New World Stages, The Davenport, 59E59, Theater Row, Williamstown Theater Festival, The Hudson Theater (LA), and with Optimum TV. Recent Design Credits include "off-broadway's sleeper hit" AFTERGLOW, OLAY LIVE: The Road to Glow Musical, the world premiere of KNEAD (Alliance Theatre), SAFEWORD, My NAME"S NOT INDIAN JOE, and WE ARE THE TIGERS (off-broadway). She is designing the upcoming world premiere musical, FLY MORE THAN YOU FALL, opening this fall. Associate Design Credits: INK (Broadway), JITNEY (Broadway), The Children (Broadway), PHISH NYE CONCERT ’16/’17 (Madison Square Garden), ANASTASIA (First National Tour + EU Productions) & SAMSON ET DALILA (The Metropolitan Opera). Ann is a Live Design/LDI 30 Under 30 recipient for working professionals that are on the rise in live production, a New York Innovative Theater Award 2x Nominee for Best Set Design, and a United Solo Festival Award Winner for Best Set Design. Syracuse University Alumna & proud member of USA 829. www.annbeyersdorfer.com