Betty Odessa

About The Show

The farmer and the cowman should be friends. All the stars will tell the story of our love and all its glory. In ancient times, physicians had a dual role: one to cure, the other was to kill. The first recorded use of the word euthanasia was by a Roman historian named Suetonius. Kev Berrys Betty Odessa is the chilling story of the 1961 Kiss and Kill Murder in Ector County, Texas. Everything will look different.

Tickets for this production cost $10 when purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets or $15 at the door.

About the Artists

Kev Berry (Writer & Designer) is a New York-based playwright and drag performance artist. His work as a playwright has been seen at The Tank, 3-Legged Dog, Dixon Place, Access Theater, The Cobra Club, TinyRhino@Littlefield, Skidmore College, and across the harsh North Country of upstate New York. He has performed at Joe's Pub, New York Live Arts, The Duplex, The Brick, 3-Legged Dog, The Tank, and The Cobra Club. His plays include Fabulous Creatures; Happy Days Are Queer Again; Nora Goes 2 Space, Motherfuck*r!; The Barbara Cook Kennedy Center Honors; The Commercially Unviable Queer Trash Theatre Cycle; (i heard) ANNA KARENINA (wanks w/ a toothbrush); Spaghettified; The First 6 Months Are Free; Otospermophilus Beecheyi; In Like a Lamb Out Like a Lion; Party Poopers; At Least I Can See the Ocean; Obamas Sending Us to Mars 2112; Exit Through the Sock Hop; Wont You Be My Gaybor; The Charlie Brown Turkey Lurkey Brechtian Queer Thanksgiving Special; Satans Lovehandles; and the forthcoming Church Basement Virginity; A Gay Man Named Michelle; And the Glory the Glory of the Porn; and In Einem Engen Raum. Kev is the Artistic Associate at 3-Legged Dog//3LD. He is a 2016 Sunday Brunch Artist-in-Residence at The Tank, and a 2017 Fresh Ground Pepper Artist-in-Residence on their brb artists retreat. Proud graduate of Skidmore College. kevberry.com. Betty Odessa is dedicated to Liz Richards, but his work is, as always, for Mom.

Sophie Weisskoff (Director) is a Brooklyn-based director, performer, writer, and teaching artist. Her work has been seen at HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, IRT, FringeNYC, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, The Access Theater, Cleveland Public Theater, and Redmoon Theater. She has assisted with Target Margin, Lookingglass Theater Company, and at JACK. She teaches Theater classes at M.S. 343 in the South Bronx and P.S. 253 in Far Rockaway. She is an alumna of both Oberlin College and the National Theater Institute.

Sam Silbiger (Performer) is a Brooklyn-based director, playwright, visual artist, and performer. He has performed at Ars Nova, The Irondale Center, The Tank, and Abrons Arts Center. His other work has been seen at The Tank, The Secret Theater, Judson Church, NYU Tisch, and in collaboration with Target Margin Theater, The Bushwick Starr, This Is Not A Theater Company, The Shakespeare Society, and The Center for International Theater Development. He is an alum of New York University and The University of Virginia.

PrideFest 2017!

This show is being produced as part of The Tank's annual PrideFest 2017!

For more information about PrideFest 2017, click here.


Jul 9 - Jul 13, 2017

312 West 36th Street / First Floor / New York, NY 10018