House of Karen | Spring 2018

April 25 - 28, 2018


House of Karen

by Max Mondi


Cities are being destroyed by nature. The internet is completely corrupted. And there’s a civil war no one wants to acknowledge. Do we still not deserve a weekend getaway in an affordable peer-to-peer property rental that’s only 15 minutes from downtown by bus? House of Karen is a play about the audacity, persistence, and futility of hope and about the refuge we take in an ever changing daily life where apocalypse lurks around every corner.


Production Team:


Director: Anne Haney

Producer: Audrey Frischman

Production Stage Manager: Jessica Emmanus

Scenic Designer: Anna Driftmier

Costume Designer: Sam Guglielmo

Lighting Designer: Scott Gianelli



Featured cast coming soon.

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association


Festival Staff:


Production Manager: CB Shotwell

Technical Director: John Trevellini

Director of Production: Joe Novak

Festival Stage Managers: Patty Garvey and Morgan Beach

Festival General Manager: Bethany Sharp

Marketing Director: Halla Tryggvadottir

Program Assistant: Zach Marlin

CU Program Assistant: Kate Mulley

Scenic//Props Coordinator: Anna Driftmier

Sound//Projection Coordinator: Ian Wehrle

Signature Lighting Coordinator: Abby Hoke-Brady

Signature Costume Coordinator: Sam Guglielmo

Production Resources: Jack Calk

Run Crew: Aaron Keller

Head of Playwriting Department: David Henry Hwang

Head of Stage Mgmt. Department: Michael J. Passaro


The Playwright's Bio:


Max Mondi is a writer based in New York. His plays include Maybe Tomorrow (winner of Overall Excellence in a Play at FringeNYC), House of Karen, and Personhood. His work has been produced and developed at The PIT, SoHo Playhouse, Under St. Marks, Dixon Place, Abingdon Theatre Company, Project Y Theatre, among others. Max has been a resident writer for Project Y Theatre and the Abingdon Theatre Company. Recently, Max was a Visiting Artist at the Shanghai Theatre Academy, where the Chinese version of Maybe Tomorrow debuted. He is also a founding member of Interim Writers, a Boston-based playwrights collective, and Project: Project, a Boston-based devised theatre company. Max holds a B.A. in Theatre History/Criticism from the University of Vermont.


Event Time & Date

Date: Past Event
Location: Ford Foundation Studio
The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

Ticket Policy:
No late seating.