Meet Linda Kunt (a drunken social worker)
Baby Nazi (a temper tantrum)
and Smoker (who invited her?)
These and many others live in my head. I know, freaky. But your psyche can explode when your own grandpa sexually abuses you. Hey, I'm Marlena. This is a true story of 12 twats and a harp.
First premiered at the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival, 12 Minute Madness is a humorous, vulgar, and candid play by, award winning NYC playwright and director, Raïna von Waldenburg. After an impactful and sold-out closing at the Fringe, 12 Minute Madness will be returning to the stage this May at the 2018 rEvolver Festival. Based on true events, the play follows the story of Marlena von Twattenburger a young woman who recover...s a repressed memory of having been sexually abused by her grandfather. Here are the first twelve minutes of madness that occur as Marlena comes to this realization while her mind suddenly explodes into a myriad of inner characters that have been dormant for years.
von Waldenburg and her cast of 12 fierce female performers expose the secrecy and shame of sexual abuse through comedy and aim to empower those who have been dis-empowered by this kind of trauma.
“Heavy stuff, but the subject matter is handled in a fashion that includes a great deal of humour coming from the 12 female cast members.” The Vancouver Sun
“Dark but beautiful” – The Real/Darryl eric-abel.com
“Don’t Miss this Show” Beatroute Magazine
12 Minute Madness is presented by the rEvolver theatre festival on the Unceded Territories of the Tsleil-waututh, Musqueam, Squamish, and Coast Salish Nations.
All performances will be in the Historic Theatre at The Cultch (1895 Venables Street)
May 23rd, 9:30 pm
May 25th, 7:30 pm
May 26th, 3:30 pm (Talkback)
May 27th, 8:30 pm
12 Minute Madness contains representations of violence and sexual abuse, as well as strong language, nudity and non-toxic smoke. Audience discretion is advised.
For more info: 12minutemadness.com
Thank you presenting Partner Alley Theatre- Vancouver
Video edited by: Avyen von Waldenburg
Original footage: Chris Randle