USA PREMEIRE, THINKING CAP THEATRE, FLORIDA
"It was shit, so I shit in it."
Maryanne, a long-suffering daughter fed up with caring for her very demanding, elderly mother, who's literally become "the Dog" next door. Desperate for a new leash on life, Maryanne recruits her sister, Carol, to return home and take over. What ensues is a funny, disturbing, and thought provoking exploration of family dynamics and what it means to give and receive care.
Thinking Cap Theatre Guest Resident at Nova Southeastern University, 16 May - 1 June 2014
Black Box Theatre, Don Taft University Center, 3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314
Hot Dog is published by Playdead Press and available for purchase on Amazon.
The Dog Sally Bondi
Maryanne Niki Fridh
Carol Ann Marie Olson
Michael Mark Duncan
Stage Management Carey Brianna Hart
Production Management Chas Collins
Lighting Design Dan Gelbmann
Assistant Lighting Design Calypso Hernandez
Scenic Design Chas Collins
Projection Design Cat Del Buono
Sound Design David Hart & Nicole Stodard
Costume & Properties Chas Collins & Nicole Stodard
Light Board Operation Desiree Mora
Projection Board Operation AJ Calaluca
Sound Board Operation Andy Gilbert
Run Crew Toby Barton & Mariah Busk
House Management Desiree Mora
Box Office Amy London & Elizabeth Thomas
Photography Elizabeth Thomas
Cover Art Donna Sanna
Founded in 2010, Thinking Cap Theatre (TCT) is a non-profit, Fort Lauderdale-based theatre company devoted to presenting experimental, provocative, and socially-conscious plays. TCT is also committed to presenting works that depict a range of identities more reflective of today's society; to dismantling norms and stereotypes through non-reactionary, honest means; and to freshly presenting both well-known and rarely-staged classical plays.
UK PREMEIRE, the last refuge, london
"She pissed on me. Actual dirty yellow piss. I'm not overreacting on this one. My Mother should not pee on me!"
Meet Maryanne’s mother: The Dog.
After years as her mother’s carer, Maryanne finally has a way out, leaving her sister Carol to take over. But the Dog has other ideas. Determined to force Maryanne to stay, the Dog is out of control. How much will the sisters put up with before something must be done? Set in small town America, Hot Dog is a black comedy about old loyalties, new beginnings and losing sight of our humanity.
Lighting Designer Nadia Nielson
Set Designer Emma Bailey
Co-Producer / Literary Manager Keziah Warner
Co-Producter / Casting Director Stephanie Lodge
Cover Art Brian Edwards
Hot Dog is an imaginative take on a situation that resonates disturbingly in our aging-averse culture.
Thinking Cap Theatre offers plenty to ponder in Sarah Kosar’s Hot Dog.
Sarah Kosar’s Hot Dog is a dark comedy that clearly fits the company’s mission.
Under Stodard’s direction, the actors illuminate the realities and complexities of care giving, here taken to extremes in Kosar’s toxic setup.
[Hot Dog] is a truly fine production that deserves to be widely seen.
As the name of the production company suggests, you need to put your "thinking cap" on to come to grips with this disturbing and provocative play.
Around Town Newspaper
Hot Dog, a tart and quirky black (well, dark brown) comedy from London of the type so beloved by the Brits – iconoclastic, freewheeling, eccentric.
Hot Dog was penned by a young American ex-patriate with what looks like an important future ahead of her.
Playwright Sarah Kosar doesn’t fool around. We are immediately privy to conversation about … poo. A perfectly sensible tete-a-tete, only one of the “tetes” is a human being in the guise of a dog. Kosar gets you by the lapels.
Is it supposed to be a dog acting doglike or a human pretending to be a dog? The genius of the play is that the answer is left to the audience.
Hot Dog featured as 'one of the top two theatre picks to see in South Florida.
[HOT DOG] IS THE SORT OF THING I’D NORMALLY EXPECT TO SEE PROGRAMMED AT THE DONMAR, SOHO OR POSSIBLY EVEN ROYAL COURT […] A THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE FAR SUPERIOR TO MOST YOU’LL FIND