This solo show has been described as "part stand-up, part Ted talk, part juggle gym". Festival comic and physical performer Hope Lafferty recounts "her unconventional birth [and] the havoc she has wreaked on herself since with educational nuggets about psychology peppered throughout. The show is uplifting, hysterical, and at times, heart wrenching... many tales of broken teeth, black eyes, and how humans, particularly women, put things in our own way." (King's River Life, Fresno CA)
INHIBITIONIST(!) had its world premiere at the Fresno Rogue Festival on March 6, 2020, one week before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down California and theatre as we knew it. Bringing this piece back to life—especially after going to clown school during the apocalypse—reminds us that we can all recover from setbacks.
Written by Hope Lafferty; Directed by Rhianna Basore; 2023 Clown Direction by Cleo DeOrio