Written by Derek Ahonen
Directed by Derek Ahonen

March 31st – April 24th, 2011
Performance Space 122

Jackie and Contessa are far from the typical American family. One black, one Jewish, and both women, they have overcome years of alcoholism and self-doubt to remain loving partners. But when their absent daughter Garance is accused of cannibalism, their Gramercy Park apartment becomes a center of chaos. The phone rings relentlessly with bigoted threats, Contessa’s long-lost brother mysteriously reappears, and to top it all off, the alleged cannibal makes a grand entrance. Bring Us The Head Of Your Daughter is a biting examination of an unconventional family and the outermost limits of familial love.

Mara Lileas
Anna Stromberg
Jordan Tisdale
Sarah Roy

Stage Manager: Lauren Jane Brown
Set Designer: Alfred Schatz
Lighting Design: Jeremy Duncan Pape
Sound Design: Brian Lazarus
Costume Design: Ricky Lang
Assistant Director: Christopher Wharton
Crew Master: Sean Bauer
Spiritual Adviser: Larry Cobra

The original production was directed by David Levy-Horton with the following cast: Dejsha Driggs Hall | Duane Chivon Ferguson | Jennifer Fouche and Helena Lee.

“Derek Ahonen’s very funny, original, and refreshing play seems closer to real life than a lot of what’s on stage today.”

The New Yorker

“Bring Us The Head Of Your Daughter has a lot of heart and Ahonen has some fascinating things to say about love, conventional and unconventional, and fame.”

“Derek Ahonen’s directing and writing makes Bring Us The Head of Your Daughter one of the strongest pieces the group has produced.”


“Directed with precision and wit by Ahonen, the show serves up its surreal black comedy with accomplished naturalistic acting from a dynamite four-person cast. This is a “daughter” to make parents proud.”


From the Show

All photos by Larry Cobra