The Ultimate Stimulus

By Felipe Ossa
Directed by Sara Wolkowitz
Starring Tanya O'Debra
Production Design: Max Wolkowitz and Paul Beliveau

We had a great run at FringeNYC 2014 and I'm excited to announce that The New York Innovative Theater Awards has nominated Tanya O'Debra for outstanding solo performance, and Felipe Ossa for original short script. I couldn't be prouder of those two!!

The Ultimate Stimulus
Amanda McCloud is a renegade economist with a plan to fix America's most pressing problem: income inequality. Her solution? Concubinage (with a modern twist). Brimming with data, charts, and dramatic life-changing stories, this TED-inspired, multimedia talk proves that the rich aren't so different when they're forced to get close - real close - to the rest of us.

Previously seen at: FringeNYC 2014, Cincy Fringe Festival 2014, MiniFRIDGE Festival 2013, Dixon Place 2012

"Absurd and hilarious, which, as good satire does, serves to illuminate just how difficult our economic problems are.”- The Guardian 

“We see McCloud’s preposterous, radical, even hilarious plan for America in graphic detail.” — TimeOutNY

“O’Debra…as directed by Sara Wolkowitz, is oddly believable despite the absurd nature of the piece” – Cincinnati Citybeat  

"“The most hilarious satire on the theory of trickle-down economics you’re ever likely to experience.” — HYreviews

“Occupy Wall Street should take note of this perverse play.” — Hi! Drama

"O’Debra is brilliantly funny….punching every comedic moment while maintaining utter believability." — Theater Pizzazz

“Welcome to the 21 century, where creative destruction meets animal spirits in an orgy of promiscuous ideological mixing.” — Frontier Psychiatrist

“Like much good satire…the point of the play sneaks up on you.” — Cincinnati Citybeat

“Insane? Perhaps…but there’s logic buried within.” — River City News (Northern Kentucky) 

“A seminal work of economic thought.” — Felix Salmon, Reuters

“Very silly, and extremely powerful.” — Tom McGeveran, Capital New York