The Alchemist, or Spinning Shit
into Gold – Ten Directions
A bouffon act. Graspy McTakeItAll finds a book of Alchemy and discovers how the value of gold—and shit—is determined.
Written and directed by Lynn Berg and Audrey Crabtree. With Audrey Crabtree.
The Art of Getting Money, by PT
Barnum – Trav SD
Barnum explains his theories on entrepreneurship.
Directed by Carolyn Raship, with Trav SD
Adam Smith and Wonder Bread –
Economist Russ Roberts plays Adam Smith, who finds wonder in the way the invisible hand kneads 21st century bread.
Dead Cat Bounce – Patrice Miller
A dance to the jargon of 2008 collapse
With Laura Hartle, Stephanie Willing, and Dina Rose Rivera.
The Fed – Steve Zimmer
Storyteller and former economist Steve Zimmer provides story about the Fed
Free Dance – Jody Oberfelder
An interactive dance about the nature of free
The God Projekt: Tithing – Lone
A puppet play dealing with the idea of religious tithing
Written and directed by Kevin Augustine and Edward Einhorn
(a satellite scene of the larger show, The God Projekt)
With Kevin Augustine, Edward Einhorn, Charlie Kanev, & Dorothy Loechel, Voice: Jason Harris
Greenspan, the Antique Man –
Alan Greenspan defines the difference between money and worth
Directed by Eric Oleson
I’m Bullish – Jonathon Roberts and Emily Clare Zempel
Tap dancing production number about stock market theory.
With Jennifer Harder, Joey Revier
Journey to Yap – Edward Einhorn and Chris Chappell
An interactive audio drama about a journey to a place where stones are money
Sound: Chris Chappell, Voice: Ian W. Hill
Laffer’s Last Laugh - Dave
The Amazing Laffer, economist extraordinaire, explains trickle down.
With Fred Backus
Layaway - Trica Milnamow
Tricia Milnamow, storyteller, recounts her experiences with layaways
The Lebanon Story – Ken Monahan
A personal story about an economic deal in Lebanon
Letters to Engels – Avner
Finberg & Edward Einhorn
A short solo opera. Marx sings three of his letters to Engels.
With Jonathan Kline, Maria Dessena (piano)
Love und Greed (An Economic
Collapse Cabaret) – Mad Jenny und Ensemble
An international array of songs written in difficult financial times
With Jenny Lee Mitchell, Ric Becker (trombone), Maria Dessena (piano), Marty Isenberg (bass)
Magic act – Magic Brian
A five card monte, of sorts, frameworked by questions about gambling and the stock market
Meat Market - Tatiana Baccari,
A dance theater examination of commoditization, competition, desire, manipulation, and the female body.
With Tessa Allen and Tatiana Baccari
The Money Atheist – Edward
Monologue on the origin of money, in a futuristic world of the Money Church.
With Moira Stone
Rational Choice – Mac Rogers
A monologue from Mac Rogers about a financial/romantic interaction, looking at how human emotions can hide behind the façade of numbers.
Directed by Patrice Miller, with Melissa Roth
Tragedy of the Commons – Ted
A sketch about a retirement home in Miami, Sheryl Crow, and the economic theories of Garett Hardin and Elinor Ostrom
Directed by Stephen Sposito, With Nic Cory, Liz Kimball, Jenny Rachel Wiener
Ultimate Stimulus – Felipe Ossa
A satirical talk by renegade economist Amanda McCloud, who advocates concubinage as a solution to economic inequality.
Directed by Daniela Hart,
The Wizard of Ounces – Evolve
A toy theater puppet piece about the gold standard and the Wizard of Oz
Directed and performed by Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil