A genderqueer college student in New York City known as Salt Kid wakes up with bumps all over their face and not a single memory of last night's trauma. They grapple to stay living in reality as they slowly turn to salt and must tell their loved ones what exactly happened to them. Based on true events and infused with indie rock, Salt Kid fights the social snares of dominator culture within a radical adaptation of the biblical event of Lot's Wife.
Katie Looney (Playwright) is a NYC-based writer, performer and director fascinated with the strange and familiar. Katie’s plays and collaborations have been presented at Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, La MaMa Club Theater, DCTV, The Estrogen’s Festival at 4th Street Theatre, 54 Below, The LGBT Center, Stella Adler Studio, and NYU’s Cabaret Theatre. Katie is an ensemble member of Honest Accomplice Theatre, member of The Civilians Field Research Team, and a teaching artist with Brooklyn Acting Lab. BFA/NYU Tisch.
SALT KID WATCHES BROOKLYN BURN is part of the 15th Anniversary season of the Theater series at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival.