March 19 - March 29, 2020


Downstairs | 66 East 4th Street (Basement Level)

Thursday to Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 5PM

$25 Tickets; $20 Student/Senior Tickets [+$1 Facility Fee]

Run Time: 60 Minutes (No Intermission)

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By The Hess Collective
Written & Directed by Elizabeth Hess

SPOILED rips open secrets of gender based violence from the male point of view, revealed by an ensemble of women. The performers weave together a tapestry of stories from around the globe in an attempt to understand what drives such destructive behavior. In taking back the narrative, the ensemble breaks through taboos that silence women's’ voices.
The production contains mature themes not suitable for audience members under 14 years old. 


Embodied Performance Workshop

Take an Embodied Performance Workshop with Elizabeth Hess at La MaMa's Great Jones Street Studios, 47 Great Jones Street, March 21 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  $50 for general public and $35 for students. The Workshop entitles you to a $10 ticket to the show. 
Click here to purchase Embodied Performance Workshop tickets

Photo Credit is Jonathan Slaff

Post-Show Talk Backs

Arts on Sexual Violence
Moderated by: Monika Fabijanska (Contemporary Art Projects)
March 19th, 2020
Opening Night Reception to Follow

Gender-based Violence: What Can Be Done?
Moderated by: Elizabeth Scott Osborne (President: UN Women USA- Gulf Coast Chapter)
March 22nd, 2020

Women In Collaboration: The SPOILED Process
Moderated by: Gina Stevensen (SPOILED Dramaturg)
March 27th, 2020

Press for SPOILED


...Elizabeth Hess has written a lush, complex, intelligent, funny, sexy performance poem."
~ Maude Mitchell, Mabou Mines, Artistic Associate

"...one of the most imaginative, brilliant experiences... a beautiful story... gave my brain a jolt."
~ Ginny Louloudes, A.R.T/New York, Executive Director

"I love how we... were allowed to fill in the story and have our own experience inside the piece."
~ Jessica Burr, Blessed Unrest, Artistic Director

Creative Team

Written and Directed by Elizabeth Hess
Performed by Cherrye J. Davis, Ninoshka de Leon Gill, Rebeca Miller
Set Design: Deb O
Assistant Set Design: Jacob Brown
Lighting Design: Justine Burke
Sound Design: Lucas Syed
Dramaturg: Gina Stevensen
Marketing Intern: Megan Ky-Li Chew
THC Managing Director: Victoria McNaughton
Executive Producer: Elizabeth Scott Osborne


Originally commissioned and developed by Elizabeth Scott Osborne at Stage Left Studio

About the Artists

THE HESS COLLECTIVE generates original work that addresses issues of social urgency through heightened realism, cross-cultural collaboration and interdisciplinary creation. Through embodied exploration, diverse artists create theatrical events that transcend language barriers. By diving into the inner landscape, the work releases psychic contents that lead to the immediacy of a shared transformative experience.
Find out more at www.thehesscollective.com