Bite Me!

Two aging idiots attempt to retell Snow White from the female point of view in hopes to prove to themselves and the audience that sex and wrinkles don’t matter when it comes to the best parts. 

Bite Me is a one act clown show that incorporates dance, puppets, and comedic violence to tear down the patriarchy one bite at a time.  The production is currently in development and will premiere in the late fall of 2019.   

Created by

Aitor Basauri – (director and Spymonkey Joint Artistic Director/ES)  is one of the most sought after and leading teachers and directors of clown and physical comedy in the world.  Spymonkey was founded by Toby Park, Petra Massey and Aitor Basauri in 1997.  With their dark, edgy physical comedy rooted ‘somewhere between Monty Python, the Marx Brothers and Samuel Beckett’ (The Houston Chronicle), they have proved to be a truly international phenomenon, enjoyed by and accessible to a wide range of international audiences.  Aitor regularly runs Spymonkey masterclasses in London, Brighton and New York, has directed numerous comedy shows, and is a staff tutor at Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas.  

Hilary Chaplain – (performer/NY) has been recognized as one of America’s foremost professional physical comediennes, performing her original solo A Life In Her Day and ensemble work for over a decade throughout the US, Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia.  Uncovering the humor in everyday life, Hilary’s extraordinary work has won accolades worldwide. She is also a founding member of the New York Goofs (est.1998) appearing with them in prestigious New York venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Medora Musical, and on tour at Wolf Trap with Bob McGrath from Sesame Street.

CB Goodman – (performer/TX) is an artist specializing in creating theatre that wrestles with the American dream and incorporates disparate source materials, original writing, and puppetry.  Her work has been presented at venues in Austin, New Orleans, Charlotte, and New York City.  Her most recent project *some humans were harmed in the making of this show, based on the life of Topsy the elephant and combined drag, clown, self help testimony, and puppetry was named on two top ten lists of best theatre in Austin, Texas for 2019.    

Special Thanks

Special Thanks to Amanda Huotari and the Celebration Barn Artist Residency program which helped get this project on its feet and also helping get it finished.  And to Lucas House Retreat where we began to write the show and develop the characters.  We are forever grateful.