Hippo, playwright Lily Akerman's inventive reimagining of Euripedes' Hippolytus, premiers through Invulnerable Nothings in summer 2018. Akerman's text underwent a full development process at Hunter College-The City University of New York overseen by Obie-award winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and culminating in a staged reading of the play. Hippo opened The 2018 Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA Playwrights Festival on April 18, 2018 at The Frederick Loewe Theatre (dir. Knud Adams) and is the first installment in a three-part series of full length Greek adaptations written by Akerman.
Invulnerable Nothing's most recent performance at the intersection of theatre and poetry, CrowPlay takes the Badb in Irish folklore, 2013 intelligence studies around corvidae neurobiology from University Tubingen, and Ted Hughes' Crow: From the Life and Songs of the Crow as its starting points. This original devised work explores the mythic symbolism of the crow through a shifting series of rituals and tableaux. CrowPlay owes its shape to a generous research and development process over October/November 2017 at both Theatre Deli London and Centrespace Bristol.
Love's Labour's Lost
Originally presented as a staged reading in April 2016 as part of The New York Public Library's celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this fast paced gender-inverted telling is currently being developed into a touring production. LLL appears next at the 2018 New York Shakespeare Convention.