Part of FringeNYC: A colossal San Francisco company with a mission to "make an aspect of an industry better" is right-sizing the workforce, and not everyone is along for the ride. Meet your core-value-living coworkers in this biting satire on modern corporate culture. More…
Categories: Comedy, Drama, National. Written by Julie Katz. Directed by Lexi Diamond.
FROM THE ARTIST:
Fresh off a critically acclaimed run at San Francisco’s Marsh Theater, Julie Katz is thrilled to bring her comedic solo show The Company Incorporated to the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Written and performed by Julie Katz and directed by Lexi Diamond, The Company Incorporated is the hour-long satire set at The Company, a quintessential Bay Area tech start-up with the mission to “make an aspect of an industry better.” Katz portrays The Company’s diverse cast of core-value-living co-workers, including a hassled social chair, an indifferent IT dude, an angsty legal counsel, an overwhelmed new guy and a persuasive VP of marketing. Tensions mount as The Company grows larger, and not everyone is on board with the new changes … or the new 6th floor location of the artisanal hot chocolate dispenser. The Company Incorporated debuted in April 2016 in San Francisco to rave reviews. Huffington Post states, “Brilliant.” SF Examiner proclaimed the show a “funny, astute look at corporate culture and a welcome addition to today’s theater scene.” Mill Valley Herald called the show "a fast, funny and finely faceted 60-minute comedy.” The Piedmont Post says The Company Incorporated is “very cleverly done. Ironic, poignant.” Talkin’ Broadway noted that “Ms. Katz never misses a beat as she hits target after target in her poking, pointed parody.”
See it if You've ever worked in, applied for, or even read about a modern American workplace.
Don't see it if You're looking for a serious show or one with a big cast.
See it if you can appreciate the absurdities and contradictions of corporate life, and want to see a funny, insightful play by a talented performer.
Don't see it if you don't like one woman shows.
See it if If you've ever worked "for the man".
Don't see it if If you're looking for a show with big sets, flashy costumes, and razz-a-ma-tazz, this isn't for you. It's a lean and understated production.
See it if You enjoy character based solo performance that highlights the intricacies of real people in a truthful hilarious way. Office people go!
Don't see it if You aren't ready to laugh
See it if You know anything at all about corporate culture, tech companies, or been through a downsizing.
Don't see it if you're unable to get out of bed to get there (which I hope you're not).
See it if you've ever worked in a corporate office, or even if you haven't. you like to laugh. if you are into human psychology, or people watching.
Don't see it if you are in the mood for a musical