The Mad Ones
Founded in 2009, The Mad Ones are a New York City-based company dedicated to creating visceral, ensemble-driven, highly detailed theatrical experiences that examine and illuminate American nostalgia. We devise plays through the ongoing collaboration of performers/writers, designers, and director, with each artist playing an essential role in a piece’s creation from the inception. Our productions appropriate popular American genres, playfully re-imagine world history, and incorporate live music in service of a delicately woven, wholly articulated, character-driven universe. The Mad Ones are Co-Artistic Directors Marc Bovino (performer/writer), Joe Curnutte (performer/writer), Lila Neugebauer (director/writer), Stephanie Wright Thompson (performer/writer); Company Members Michael Dalto (performer/music director/marketing director), Ásta Bennie Hostetter (costume designer), Mike Inwood (lighting designer), Laura Jellinek (set designer), Sarah Lunnie (dramaturg), and Stowe Nelson (sound designer). The Mad Ones are currently the Company-in-Residence at Ars Nova.
So funny and unexpectedly touching! ‘Miles for Mary’ provides an ideal showcase for The Mad Ones’ strengths.—Ben Brantley, The New York Times Critic’s Pick
Pure delight and radiating pleasure! Your troubles lift from your shoulders while you’re watching 'Miles for Mary.' Go now, go now. Don’t dare dream it’s over.—Helen Shaw, Time Out New York ★★★★★