Show Details TIDY

Written By:
Kristin Idaszak

Directed By:
Elizabeth Margolius

Approximate Run Time:
90 Minutes

March 24 – April 16, 2023
World Premiere
Produced as part of the World Premiere Wisconsin Festival

The World Premiere Wisconsin Festival (WPW) is the first ever statewide festival celebrating new plays and musicals. WPW will feature new plays and musicals produced throughout the state, March 1 – June 30, 2023.

About the Play

A woman stands in the middle of a room. She is an island in a sea of stuff - her stuff. It's a disaster. Fortunately, she's a detective and she has just read Marie Kondo's self-help book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

As she excavates her mountain of possessions, she uncovers a terrifying mystery. Can she follow the series of clues and solve the puzzle in time to save the planet? TIDY examines the holes in our lives we try to fill with consumption, how we decide what to keep and what to leave behind, and who and what will survive mass extinction? And will it spark joy?

Audiences will remember Idaszak’s fascinating play about New York City, flappers and prohibition, "The Surest Poison," from our BRINK Festival 2018.

About the Playwright

Kristin Idaszak

Kristin Idaszak (she/they) is a Chicago-based playwright, dramaturg, professor, and producer whose recent work focuses on the intersection of the climate crisis, gender, and queerness. She is a two-time Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow. She was the Kennedy Center Fellow at Sundance Theatre Lab.

A Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, Kristin is also the co-founder of Cloudgate Theatre, a company dedicated to telling fiercely theatrical stories through a queer feminist lens. She was awarded her MFA in Playwriting at the University of California, San Diego. She received her BFA in Theatre Arts from The Theatre School at DePaul University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in philosophy.

The Artists

DIRECTOR .................................................. Elizabeth Margolius
PRODUCTION MANAGER......................... Bailey Wegner
ASST. PRODUCTION MANAGER
STAGE MANAGER
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
LIGHTING DESIGN
SCENIC DESIGN
SOUND DESIGN
COSTUME DESIGN
WARDROBE SUPERVISOR
INTIMACY COORDINATOR
DECK CHIEF
MASTER ELECTRICIAN
BOARD OPERATOR
HOUSE MANAGERS

*Member of Actors' Equity Association
** Member of the United Scenic Artists of America

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