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harold, i hate you. 

Premiered May 8 & 9, 2015
Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, NY
Additional Presentations: Ars Nova (NY), BOSSS Fest (NY), Hillsborough Community College (FL), HERE (Workshop/NY)


I don't know who Harold is, but I'm pretty sure I hate him. Florida, 1985. Chris isn't eating his broccoli. There's a knock at the door. Grams says it's a little boy named Harold who lives upstairs. He has come to eat our dinner. We clean the plates just in    time, but he returns again and again. Harold, I hate you. is an exploration of the many incarnations "the boy from upstairs” took on in my rabid imagination. It's an investigation of omnipresent insecurities, that are, perhaps, imaginary.

written + directed by Amanda Szeglowski
performed by Ayesha Jordan, Jeso O’Neill and Amanda Szeglowski
with special guest Cary Hite
lighting by Amanda K. Ringger
sound by Jeso O’Neill
set design by Amanda Szeglowski
costumes by Elle Chyun
an evening-length work

critical acclaim for harold, i hate you

"The piece swirls dance, theater and humor together to truly hypnotizing effect and seduces the audience into considering the nature of their own terrors. Harold, I Hate You packs a punch and entertains every step of the way...think Monica Bill Barnes for the Amy Schumer Generation.” – Culturebot

“As disturbing as it is delightful” –  Creative Loafing

"Squeaky clean automatons, crisp and uniform in gesture" -  InfiniteBody






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harold, i hate you. 
Premiered May 8 & 9, 2015
Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, NY 
Additional Presentations: Ars Nova (NY), BOSSS Fest (NY), Hillsborough Community College (FL), HERE (Workshop/NY)

I don't know who Harold is, but I'm pretty sure I hate him. Florida, 1985. Chris isn't eating his broccoli. There's a knock at the door. Grams says it's a little boy named Harold who lives upstairs. He has come to eat our dinner. We clean the plates just in time, but he returns again and again. Harold, I hate you. is an exploration of the many incarnations "the boy from upstairs” took on in my rabid imagination. It's an investigation of omnipresent insecurities, that are, perhaps, imaginary.

written + directed by Amanda Szeglowski
performed by Ayesha Jordan, Jeso O’Neill and Amanda Szeglowski
with special guest Cary Hite
lighting by Amanda K. Ringger
sound by Jeso O’Neill

an evening-length work
see photos here
read press here