Glue Trap

Written & Performed by Sueli Rocha

Directed by Nena Inoue

October 8 - November 7, 2009

Thursdays - Saturdays at 8PM
Additional performance Wednesday, October 28; There is NO performance on Saturday, October 31.

Adults $15; Seniors/Students $12

New York City is a Glue Trap! The more you move - the more stuck you get. In this dynamic performance piece Sueli Rocha, a Brazilian immigrant working in the city, allows us a glimpse into the extraordinary lives of the most ordinary people, a snapshot that unravels our culture. Walking the line between Sueli's own foreign history and mainstream America, she encounters a myriad of unexpected situations which she responds to in her own inimitable style. Moving amongst badly-educated photographers, talking mice, lousy babysitters, and "perfect men," she ends up taking on a much larger role than she originally signed up for. Through her job cleaning the homes of one client after the other Sueli deciphers the strange and heartbreaking similarities between all people and the unusual connections one stranger can make to another when they spend a few hours together. Funny, tender, full of loss and redemption GLUE TRAP provides a sense of the confusion, laughter, love and death inherent in New York City life.

writer, performer & co-producer: Sueli Rocha
director: Nena Inoue
asst. director: Guenia Lemos, Cristiane Bouger
light designer: David Zeffren
asst. light design: Amy Harper
sound designer: Steve Fontaine
video designer: Murilo Hauser, Cristiane Bouger
graphic design: Marina Willer
light operator: Sara Jane Allison
video operator: Guenia Lemos
sound operator: Cristiane Bouger, David Balutanski
website: Ethan Crenson
publicity/pr: Ron Lasko/Spin Cycle
photographer: Dixie Sheridan
translator: Daniel Smith
box office: Britt Genelin

Artistic Director - Randy Sharp
Producing Director - Brian Barnhart
Executive Producer - Jeffrey Resnick

Manhattan Tan Tan by Carlos Careqa

Eloy Araujo, Bosco Brasil, Miguel Bretas, Marisia Bruning, Lica Capovilla, Carlos Careqa, Felipe Hirsh, Ivone Hoffman, Moa Leal, Chico Nogueira, Csilla Orosz, Gerci Rocha, Vardeli Rocha , Brian Townes, Stuart Watson and Nando

This production is made possible by a generous grant from the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.

  • Sueli Rocha - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Sueli Rocha - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Sueli Rocha - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Sueli Rocha - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Sueli Rocha - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Sueli Rocha - photo by Dixie Sheridan

“This is a powerful, illuminating play, one that I hope you will enjoy as much as I did.”
“...I was moved by Rocha's generous take on her fellow man (and woman). She finds humanity and humor in life's darkest moments. If you're like me, you'll be left wanting more.”
—Theater Is Easy
“...a spectacular performance...funny, exciting, filled with losses and redemptions, 'Glue Trap' offers the public a sense of confusion, mixed with laughter, love and death in the natural life in New York.”
—Connecticut Tribuna