Broken Bone Bathtub Performing In Fresno

Aug 15, 2018 | 2018 Articles, Lorie Lewis Ham, Theatre

by Lorie Lewis Ham

We have an unusual show headed to Fresno next week called Broken Bone Bathtub. We decided to chat with the show’s creator, director, and performer, Siobhan O’Loughlin to learn more. Siobhan is from New York.

KRL: How did you end up doing a performance in Fresno?

Siobhan: I’m pals with a variety of artists who have toured to Fresno for the Rogue festival! My friend and collaborator, Grant Even Knutson, helped my team to organize this event.


Siobhan O’Loughlin

KRL: What is the show about?

Siobhan: This is a piece about generosity and healing. It’s a meditation on how we get better, or how we don’t, after all that has happened to us.

KRL: The event page talks about audience involvement, can you tell me more about that?

Siobhan: Not too much, honestly. It’s a secret. It’s a very gentle, tame, all ages experience, though. And no one is required to participate if they choose not to.

KRL: Where did the idea for this show come from and how did it come to be?

Siobhan: I had a bike accident in NYC where I broke my hand, and had a cast to my elbow. I didn’t have a bathtub, so I borrowed the tubs of my friends. I told my friends my story, and learned more about them as well. It’s a true story, and this interactive experience is inspired by the real life one.

KRL: Why do the performances take place in someone’s house instead of a regular venue and how do you find the houses to use?

Siobhan: The performance is site specific and immersive. It was built to be performed in a deliberate location, and not a theater, because we want the space to feel genuine–and not as a theater. I usually find the homes from producers based in each city; in this case–it was Grant who found me our location! theatre

KRL: Why is the location kept secret from everyone except those who buy tickets?

Siobhan: To protect the identity of the host and the home. I don’t want to put anyone’s address on public domain.

KRL: How many people can attend each performance?

Siobhan: That depends on the bathroom!

KRL: What are the details for this performance-date, time, how do they purchase tickets?

Siobhan: Yes! Please come see the show in Fresno! The show date is August 21, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. You can purchase tickets for this one-night-only event at theatre

KRL: What other performances do you have coming up in other towns?

Siobhan: I am currently writing this to you from my run in Vegas! I’ll be headed to Denver after this, and then performing in my hometown in Maryland, before I wrap up a few more shows in NYC at the end of the year.

You can also learn more about this particular performance on their Facebook event page.

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Lorie Lewis Ham is our Editor-in-Chief and a contributor to various sections, coupling her journalism experience with her connection to the literary and entertainment worlds. Explore Lorie’s mystery writing at Mysteryrat’s Closet.


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