Emily Claire Schmitt, Ria T. DiLullo, Miranda Poett, Claire Buckingham, Charlotte Pines, and Courtney McClellan of “Whatchamacallit: A Play About Jesus”

Whatchamacallit A Play About Jesus, written by Emily Claire Schmitt, directed by Ria T. DiLulloNuns & prophets. Lost faith & lost love. A virgin conception & a horde of condoms.

And, observing it all, a bemused Jesus.

If that doesn’t intrigue you to check out Emily Claire Schmitt‘s excellent play Whatchamacallit: A Play About Jesus, then this interview certainly will.

Listen in as Emily, along with director Ria T. DiLullo, and cast members Miranda Poett, Claire Buckingham, Charlotte Pines, and Courtney McClellan, discuss the hero’s journey, embodying third wave feminism, Catholic education, a play and rehearsal process mostly free from┬áthe male gaze, and how songs can sometimes sing you.

“…when I wrote the script, one of the intentions was, ‘how are we going to deal with issues that people don’t like talking about, but in a way that’s fun and comfortable…can we talk about religion, and can we talk about women, without judging religion…can we actually deal with these things in a human way, without destroying ourselves…”

The Skeleton Rep presents

Whatchamacallit: A Play About Jesus

by Emily Claire Schmitt
directed by Ria T. DiLullo

through May 8, 2016

The Secret Theater
44-02 23rd Street
Long Island City, Queens

tickets: $18, available via BrownPaperTickets

Whatchamacallit A Play About Jesus, written by Emily Claire Schmitt, directed by Ria T. DiLullo, photo by Hunter Canning Whatchamacallit A Play About Jesus, written by Emily Claire Schmitt, directed by Ria T. DiLullo, photo by Hunter Canning Whatchamacallit A Play About Jesus, written by Emily Claire Schmitt, directed by Ria T. DiLullo, photo by Hunter Canningphotos by Hunter Canning

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  1. I laughed until I cried and then got nervous and just cried and left with a completely different emotion! That is what a great play does to you.

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