Written and Performed by Julie Katz
Directed by Lexi Diamond
Developed with David Ford
Sound Design by Michael Manziello
Critically acclaimed run at San Francisco’s Marsh Theater. Sold out run at the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival. The Company Incorporated skewers San Francisco start-up culture by zooming in on the mundane micro-dramas that negate the idealism of modern corporate life. And it's funny.
The hour-long satire is set at The Company, a quintessential Bay Area tech start-up with the mission to “make an aspect of an industry better.” Katz portrays The Company’s diverse cast of core-value-living co-workers, including a hassled social chair, an indifferent IT dude, an angsty legal counsel, an overwhelmed new guy and a persuasive VP of marketing. Tensions mount as The Company grows larger, and not everyone is on board with the new changes … or the new 6th floor location of the artisanal hot chocolate dispenser.
"Brilliant." - Huffington Post
"A funny, astute look at corporate culture and a welcome addition to today’s theater scene.” - SF Examiner
"A fast, funny and finely faceted 60-minute comedy.“ - Mill Valley Herald
"Very cleverly done. Ironic, poignant." - Piedmont Post
"Ms. Katz never misses a beat as she hits target after target in her poking, pointed parody.” - Talkin' Broadway
Please note all reviews refer to the piece by its former title, Grey Matter.
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