I DECIDED I’M FINE: A ROACH PLAY

Veronica Tijoe and Kat DeVoe-Peterson in I Decided I’m Fine: A Roach Play.

Veronica Tijoe and Kat DeVoe-Peterson in I Decided I’m Fine: A Roach Play.

When does clutter become a problem, and whose problem does it become?

I Decided I’m Fine: A Roach Play considers hoarding, an American phenomenon which is often stigmatized but rarely discussed. After the sudden death of the their infant child, Ellen and Stephen find themselves faced with the difficult task of moving on from the objects that remind them of the incident. For Ellen, this proves to be too overwhelming of a task, leading to years of compulsive accumulation. Juxtaposed with the play’s realism is a second layer of the play which utilizes clowning, comedy, and a cockroach musical to steer the audience through the many different ways hoarding is perceived and portrayed in society.

I Decided I’m Fine: A Roach Play premiered at Son of Semele Theater in August 2018.

photos by Rachel Rambaldi

The Team

CAST:

Dr. Professor of Hoarding- Brandon Blum

Very Trustworthy Therapist- Julia Finch

Ellen- Veronica Tjioe      

Stephen- Tyler Bremer

Goblin King/Karissa- Kat DeVoe-Perterson

Laura/Deborah- Meg Cashel

Paul/Mark- Luke Medina

Shawn- Victoria Ortiz

Xander- Conor Murphy

CREATIVE:

Director- Rosie Glen-Lambert

Scenic Design- Lex Gernon

Lighting Design- Joey Guthman

Sound Design- Lily Sorenson

Costume and Prop Design- Rebecca Carr

Stage Manager- Amanda Garcia