The Beautiful Refrigerator is Empty (2011)

A No Face Performance Group piece.

The Beautiful Refrigerator is Empty is a scalable cabaret-style performance event starring Ms. Teena Geist, a fourteen-year-old girl with a severe attitude problem. Loosely based on The Beautiful Room is Empty, Edmund White's seminal autobiographical novel, the performance explores and explodes tropes of confessional solo performance, queer self-representation, and coming-of-age stories.  

Premiere: June 2011, NOSPACE, Philadelphia, PA.

Tours: July 2011, The Collapsible Hole, Brooklyn, NY; October 2011, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; November 2011, The Annex, Baltimore, MD; December 2011, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA; February 2018, Ars Nova, New York, NY.

Creation and Performance: Mark McCloughan

Design: Spencer Sheridan

Sound: Rosie Langabeer