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Rachel has it all: marriage, house, career.  So why does she suddenly have this creeping feeling? Did she leave something behind? Or is there something in the walls…? Her husband thinks she needs time; her psychiatrist suggests positive thinking. But then the visions start. Apparitions of doubts, past decisions, future mistakes. Is it time for Xanax? Prozac? Or perhaps she just needs to forget it all, follow her instinct, and kiss a stranger. A darkly comic play about the underside of domesticity, the complexity of the brain in chaos, and the thin line between sinking and survival.


I spent a weekend sampling the [Women’s Voices Theater Festival] offerings...The finest show I saw was the Studio Theater’s ‘Animal,’...a moving contemporary drama with a startling twist that you’re not likely to see coming, or to forget.

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

To witness the cracking good Studio X production of Animal now playing at The Studio Theatre is to behold a brilliance of uniqueness and universality that exemplifies why the Women’s Voices Theater Festival exists.

DC Metro Theater Arts


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Production Team

Kathleen Geldard
Costume DesignerKathleen Geldard
Jesse Belsky
Lighting DesignerJesse Belsky
Jonathan Ezra Rubin
Fight DirectorJonathan Ezra Rubin
Daniel Kluger
Sound DesignerDaniel Kluger
Allie Roy
Stage ManagerAllie Roy
Paul Lysek
Assistant DirectorPaul Lysek