NY New Works Theatre Festival: Meet Marissa Kohn & Blindsided Date

13876478_1859832470911427_6194512369714231947_nName: Marissa Kohn

What is your current project? Blindsided Date

Where are you performing it and why is it the right fit for your piece?

The NYNW Theater Festival. It’s a topical piece about gun control and Tinder dating that this audience will appreciate.

What’s next for you? 

I have a few projects in the works. One is an expansion of this play as a musical with Zack Redler (Memory Play). Another is an animated “text” book titled, Sex Cults of the 1800’s.

Who is your biggest inspiration right at this moment and why?

My year old son. I feel like I’m a more confident well rounded artist since surviving the first year of his life. He’s taught me how to be present and enjoy the moments I’m in.

Want More?

Twitter: @blindsided_date
Instagram @blindsided_date

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blindsideddate/

Marissa Kohn is Utah native now living in New York City. She’s married and has an adorable, hilarious, one year old boy who gives her endless material as a standup comedian and playwright here in the city. Most recently her play Do Me A Little, which she also starred in, was performed at the 16th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Do Me A Little is a will-they-won’t-they marriage-consummation-comedy-tragedy about two wide-eyed virgin Mormons on their wedding night. She is currently working on a musical about an elementary school teacher and mass shooting survivor who, while running a marathon, lets her mind entertain itself and examines why she’s always running.

Show information (venue, dates, ticket info)

NAME OF SHOW: Blindsided Date

NAME OF WRITER: Marissa Kohn

CAST MEMBERS: Autumn Hurlbert, Devon Goffman

PRODUCED BY: Jack Lane, Judy Kent, Karen Nielson


An elementary school teacher, Karen, and an accountant, Mack, meet up for a seemingly innocuous Tinder date. A simple question, “Where are you from?” launches them both into a passionate conversation about gun reform. Can this mass shooting survivor and this card carrying NRA member find common ground?

300 W 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 – 2nd Floor
AT 7PM sharp.

*Disclaimer: Please be aware shows performing after 8:30pm may not be suitable for younger audiences. No children under the age of 4 are permitted.

** Please note that tickets can be purchased after 3pm the day of the show at the door are $25.

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