The Drinking Bird


If robots are taking our jobs, why are we all still working so hard? A group of actors delve into a dialectical exchange about Universal Basic Income, the Green New Deal, and the American economy while completing a series of strange, repetitive, and entertaining tasks that may or may not be accomplishing anything. The first in a trilogy of plays exploring the meaning of work and the value of humans in an increasingly automated age.

Text by McFeely Sam Goodman
Co-created and directed by Sarah Hughes
Co-created by Lucy Kaminsky

Photos by Brian G. Aramayo

Performance History:

July 3-6, 2019

Ice Factory 2019 at the New Ohio Theatre

Produced by Alyssa Simmons

Cast: Marisela Grajeda Gonzalez, Lucy Kaminsky, Narea Kang*, Rachel Lin*, Mike Mikos & Rad Pereira* Stage Manager: Allie York* Scenic & Props Design: Ryan Goff Lighting Design: Cha See Sound Design: Emily Auciello Production Management: Pleiades Theater Collective

*These actors appeared courtesy of Actors Equity Association.

July 5, 2017

Staged reading as part of This Is Not Normal at The Brick

Cast: Agnes Borinsky, Lanxing Fu, Lucy Kaminsky, J Molière, Stephanie Regina, & Sam Breslin Wright

Additional Photos from Ice Factory

Photos by Brian G. Aramayo