Rip Her to Shreds is a funny-terrifying roller coaster ride through girlhood; with all its ups and downs, twists and turns; alliances always shifting, and personalities revealing themselves more and more each second. A dark comedy that combines modern language, witchcraft folklore and sound-scape to explore femme friendships, consent, bullying and inherited trauma.
Written and Performed by Isabelle Barbier
Directed by Mariana Catalina
Featuring Lee Hubilla, McLean Peterson and Spinks
Lighting Design by Robin Ediger-Seto
Sound Design by Andy Sowers
Original Sounds by Jørgen Skjærvold and Andy Sowers
Set Pieces by Skilset
The song “Suddenly” is by Molly Sarlé
ISABELLE BARBIER (she/her) is a depressingly adorable and absurdly unique actress/writer from San Francisco. She moved to New York City to learn how to be even more funny than she already was at Upright Citizens Brigade and studied very serious theater at the Atlantic Acting School. Her plays have been featured at Dixon Place, A.R.T. , and The New York Fringe. Most recently Isabelle starred in the feature film CRSHD which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and can now be streamed on Hulu. She is currently working on a draft of “Guts”- a screenplay that was a finalist for the WIF Blacklist Residency, Quarter Finalist for the Academy Nicholls Fellowship, Stowe Story labs, and WINNER at SF Indie Fest!
MARIANA CATALINA (she/her) is a writer, performer, and director living in New York City. Writer/Director: CHILD (Temporary Storage Gallery), I Have This Many (Philadelphia Fringe Festival). Director/Assistant Director: Those Girls (dir. reading, Dixon Place 2019), Is This A Room (assistant dir. original production, The Kitchen 2019). She is a frequent collaborator with Half Straddle, and has been in residence with the company at Ground Floor/Berkeley Rep, Artyard, and NYTW/Dartmouth. She has worked as a stage and company manager with a variety of artists both independently and through institutions such as The Kitchen, Performance Space New York, and Mabou Mines. She is currently the company manager for Elevator Repair Service and the non-English market touring producer for Tina Satter’s Is This A Room.
LEE HUBILLA (she/her) is an actor, writer, and the earthiest of earth signs. Theater: P.S. (Ars Nova). TV: Law & Order: SVU, FBI: Most Wanted, Dash & Lily. Lee has also performed in various improv and sketch shows in NYC including She Makes Me Laugh Festival and Super Sketch Tuesdays at The PIT. She was a mentee in Giant Leap’s inaugural class of their 2021 accelerator program and is currently at 2022 Hillman Grad acting mentee. leehubilla.com // @butactuallee
SPINKS (she/they) is beyond honored to continue this RIP HER TO SHREDS journey. Selected theatre credits include: Fixing Mother’s Day (The Signature Theater), All in the Timing (Marjorie S. Dean Little Theater), Stone (Corkscrew Fest), and Soul Survivor. Selected film credits include Streamy Award-nominated web series Disposable Teens and IN REALITY (L.A.F.F. Special Jury Award). Her personal essays and poetry can be found published in FROTH Magazine, Issues 1-3 of Susie Magazine, and the upcoming Fresh Purge Mag. Her company, VERNE, is a hyphenate production company and art collective obsessed with empowering multidisciplinary creatives to showcase their work without limits.
McLEAN PETERSON (she/her) is a New York based actor and singer. Select NY theatrical credits include IvankaPlay (Edinburgh Fringe) Pop Punk High (les Poisson Rouge), Convention (Irondale), Assassins (Secret Theatre), CRACKS (NY Fringe). Recent Film/TV credits include: Zero Avenue, Birdie, Jessica Jones (Netflix), and The Chaperone (PBS). Upcoming: Steps (Blake Rice), Summoners (Terence Krey). Follow @mclean18 and visit www.mcleanpeterson.com for more.