Bigfoot Goes to Work
I knew October was my favorite month for a reason.
On October 4th, I saw my latest play "Bigfoot Goes to Work" go up at Jimmy's No. 43 in the East Village. I wrote this 10-minute play in response to a prompt from ESPA, the education arm of Primary Stages theater company. I'm taking an online class through ESPA, and they email out a prompt for their one-night-only Detention series asking for submissions. This one's theme was "Urban Legendary" and writers were supposed to explore myths or fairy tales. After mentally combing through my favorite myths, I hit on Bigfoot. Who is he? What does he want? And could he survive office life? So I threw him in a start-up environment, dumped on a big dose of sexism, and a lil' play was born.
I was very fortunate to get to work (again!) with my brother Eric Cotti, who directed the play, and the insanely talented actors Stuart Green (the boss!), Jasmine Rush (the HR woman!), and Evan White (Bigfoot!). After a few quick rehearsals, they all took this little kernel and, well, turned it into a full ear of corn. Or something. It makes me inordinately happy to sit in a dark room and laugh with strangers.