DECOMPRESSION made its world premiere as part of the sixteenth annual New York International Fringe Festival, this August 10th through the 26th, 2012, at the Kraine Theater.
Katie's ecstasy isn't working. Amanda never liked it anyway. It's Burning Man Decompression night and eight bored hipsters invent a lottery. Things turn ugly, alliances shift, and an unexpected guest changes everything. A year later, they're still coming down.
The Burning Man festival has been soaring in popularity. In 2011, sixty thousand people converged for a week in the Black Rock Desert to build a temporary city, live in a gift economy, and experiment in radical self-expression. Inspired by Isak Dinesen’s short story “Carnival,” DECOMPRESSION is a comic look at the dark side of this cultural phenomenon, where the privilege of a generation is also its undoing.