While Ingrid is washing the dishes, ruminating upon her life, thinking about all the many mean little things, certain forces beyond her control, quite possibly supernatural, start to activate as the sink begins to fill of it's own accord. As this odd, Kafkaesque, absurdity manifests, it leads first Ingrid, then her husband Greg, into deeper and ever more frightening considerations of their relationship, their place and status in the world, and ultimately their very own sense of reality.
Running Time - 14min
Genre - Thriller
Director / Writer Statement:
What started off with a simple, comedic premise, based on the very common experience made all the more acute during quarantine, of dealing with a never ending pile of dishes, evolved into a gateway allowing the consideration of privilege, responsibility, dreaming, ambitions, relationships, and even existence.
Cast / Crew:
"Ingrid" - Emily Louise Perkins
Emily Louise Perkins is an actor, writer and voiceover artist. Although best known as the cartoon voice of Goldie in Nestle’s Raisinets webseries and Tatum in Crayola’s Pop Art Pixie Campaign, she will most likely be found downtown developing a new play. Favorite stage collaborations include work with The Playwrights Realm, The O'Neill Theater Center, Rattlestick, New York Theater Workshop, The Public, The Lark Play Development Center, Theater Row, The Women’s Project, Ars Nova, SoHo Rep, Playwrights Horizons and The Culture Project. Favorite stage credits include The Atlantic Theater Company and O'Neill Playwrights Center workshop productions of Bekah Brunstetter’s The Oregon Trail and Fault Line Theater’s subsequent mount, the world premiere of Caroline V. McGraw’s The Vaults (New Georges), Krista Knight’s Salamander Leviathan (Joe’s Pub @ The Public) and The Confidence Man (Woodshed Collective). As a writer, Emily co-authored The Russian & The Jew with Liba Vaynberg ( Co-produced by The Tank). With the Assembly Theater Project, she collectively devised HOME/SICK (JACK, The Living Theater & LA's Odyssey Theater), That Poor Dream (The New Ohio, The Tank) and co-authored I Will Look Forward To This Later with Kate Benson in collaboration with IRT & The New Ohio Theater as Archive Residents.
"Narrator" - Lori Elizabeth Parquet
Lori Elizabeth Parquet is an actor, director, and playwright from New Orleans, Louisiana with a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Cornell University. Her New York City stage credits include Macbeth, Dispatches From (A)mended America (Off-Broadway, Epic Theatre Ensemble), The Providence of Neighboring Bodies (Dutch Kills Theater/Ars Nova), The Honeycomb Trilogy: Sovereign (Gideon Productions), Medea (Phoenix Theatre Ensemble), Dog Act, Ajax in Iraq, Honey Fist, Operating Systems (Flux Theatre Ensemble), and Republic, Baal, Murder In the Cathedral (JACK/Hoi Polloi). She made her international debut performing in Pillars of Society at Teater Ibsen in Skien, Norway. She also performed in The Providence of Neighboring Bodies at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018. In 2019 she was nominated for and won the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role for her performance in Operating Systems. As a director, Lori has directed Topdog/Underdog at Princeton Summer Theater and assistant directed The Public Theater’s most recent Shakespeare in the Park productions of As You Like It, and Twelfth Night. She was also as an acting coach on Disney’s Hercules, a Public Works production. Lori just served as Associate Director of New York City Center’s Encores: Off-center production of Maria Irene Fornes’ Promenade and has directed many readings and workshops with Public Works, Flux Theatre Ensemble, The Brooklyn Generator, and other theatre companies across New York City. As a playwright, Lori was selected as one of six featured playwrights for Season Five of The Fire This Time Festival, which produced a reading of her full-length play In Communion. Her short plays Sir and Blood Money have been produced through Flux Theatre Ensemble and New York Madness respectively.
"Greg" / Writer / Director
and all the rest - Moti Margolin
Moti Margolin is an actor, filmmaker, and playwright based in New York City. Being fluent in Russian and English, for 10 years he worked with the WWE as a Russian ringside commentator, while also doing numerous theater productions throughout NYC and guest roles on TV shows. Some memorable theatrical roles include Alexei in "The Russian And The Jew"; Joe Gargery in The Assembly's adaptation of Dickens' Great Expectations, "That Poor Dream"; Garcin from "No Exit"; Friar Laurence in "Romeo and Juliet"; Bob in "Swimming In The Shallows", etc. On TV and film he has been seen (sometimes getting shot) on "The Sinner", "The Americans", "Madame Secretary", and others. Also, he was a bad dude - Dmitri Rascalov - in GTA IV. And while pursuing these acting endeavors, in order to produce his own films he started a production company, Samovar Film Productions, which has become a woven part of the downtown NYC theater scene, providing consistent videography services to some of it's most beloved and consistently productive organizations, including The New Ohio (at whose NYC International Theater Film Festival, this short is first premiering), HERE Arts Center, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and many more.