Welcome Failure


Thursday, October 6
Segal Theatre
photo courtesy of the artist

Photo courtesy of the artist

A play about pleasure, sex and food in New York City, set in a serious bar on the eve of a dying empire. Porto is known here, where Doug the Bartender presides, Raphael the Waiter falls in love with his dream of the ideal woman, and her friend Dry Sac, beautiful and bitter, finds her way to a delicious brisket dinner. When Hennepin, a hot guy new to the bar, unexpectedly notices Porto, good times ensue, followed by an early morning conversation with Gloria Steinem and Simone de Beauvoir about how a woman might conduct a fling. We all want love, sex, good food – but is it possible to enjoy the sausage when we know how it’s made?

This event is part of a performance series from 4:00pm- 6:00pm, followed by a short discussion.
Start time is approximate.

  • Kate Benson
    Photo courtesy of the artist
    Kate Benson is a writer and actor in Brooklyn. Her plays include A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Greatest Lakes (2015 OBIE Award), produced by New Georges with the Women’s Project Theater in 2015, [PORTO], Lee Miller, and Radium Now. She is a member of the Jam at New Georges and the 2014-15 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and she is a graduate of the Brooklyn College MFA Playwriting program. She is the recipient of the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission. She has performed at the Public, NYTW, PS 122, the Incubator, the Chocolate Factory, and LaMaMa.