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I AM MY OWN MILF

conceived by Matthew Antoci

in collaboration with Meaghan Robichaud & Lizz Mangan

directed by Andrew Mullins
dramaturgy by James La Bella
movement direction by Alexandra Brokowski

digital program here

☆ Winner

Award for Outstanding Devising at Young-Howze Theatre Awards, 2024

 

☆ Winner of Three Festival Awards ☆

Best Adaptation, Little Shakes, Sold Out Show at FRIGID Fringe NYC, 2023

FRIGID Festival NYC

Kraine Theatre

(workshop production)

February 15, 17, 24 & March 4th, 2023

photos by Colin deLeo

An homage and send-up to the Upper East Side lady & the gayz that inhabit her. An interpretatión of the real life of Timon of Athens, casting a middle-aged diva as hostess of Park Avenue’s biggest flop parade. A mixed-media drag+dance spectacular that opens the purse of the self-destructive Diva and the society built to devour her.

 

graphics by Beth Brownrigg

additional garments by Ray Dondero

additional choreography by Carly Jurman

previously developed at Celebration Barn in South Paris, ME (2022)

Press for I AM MY OWN MILF

Let me be blunt: you will exit the theater asking yourself: "What the fuck did I just watch??" But then??... you will explode into laughter, alongside all the other queer folks who just experienced this magical evening with you. [...] 

 

What stands out is not just the fabulously hilarious lip syncs, calling back to pop stars and celebrities of our youth being performed extemporaneously by Matthew Antoci - it's actually the genre of theater, and the characterization of Timon. Calling back to the Theatre of the Ridiculous, Matthew constructs the usually tragic figure of Timon as a... I don't know... it's more than just a satirical figure... it's more queer than that... it's actually a character that you hold great disdain for, continuously laugh at but also root for. [...]

 

Through the opulence, the glitz, and the glamour, the show's message about chosen family and choosing your own joy strikes through. [...] Run, jump, and sprint to see this boots the house down spectacle that can only be described by other audiences as: "they served c*nt, and then died. Slay." - Dylan, Theatr

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I AM MY OWN MILF is a delicious hot mess. But all of that is intentional. [...] The rapping and flamboyance of Antoci's wordplay was a spectacle to behold. The whole performance was beautiful and chaotically entrancing. Young-Howze Theatre Journal

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Backed by a pair of talented multi-character playing interns named Happy and Ness (Lizz Mangan and Meaghan Robichaud), Antoci is in full diva mode in a production directed by Andrew Mullins that rapidly spins out pop culture references and lip-synced celebrity sound bites. This theatre-centric bubble-inhabitant appreciated the gags involving Into The Woods and Roundabout Theatre Company’s Board of Directors, and even though I didn’t understand at least half of the show, the bulk of the audience was laughing riotously. - Michael Dale, Onstage Blog

Audience Reviews for I AM MY OWN MILF

 

"SLAYYY!!!"

"SLAYAGE"

"wow"

"Such an amazing show. Electric, amazing writing and performance. Something that really made me re-evaluate how to do theatre and make it fun and relevant."

"INCREDIBLE"

"This show is a brilliant spectacle with tremendous heart. The most playfully provocative Shakespearean re-imagination of the modern era. It’s giving and giving and giving and giving and…"

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