Founded in San Francisco in 1999 by Co-Artistic Directors Jason Craig and Jessica Jelliffe and now based in New York City, Banana Bag & Bodice is a critically acclaimed, ensemble-based company that creates unique theatre-shows with an emphasis on original text and composed music. Some of our shows are giant in scope while others are more intimate portraits of every day life, yet each one embraces the awkwardness of being a human. BB&B’s provocative and compelling shows have entertained audiences nationally and internationally, each one mixing music and text with satire, mischief and whim. We are known for an intricate, intimate and complex design of set, sound and costume that "trashes even its big budget competition" (Time Out New York).
Shows include: a musical about eating animals (Sandwich, 2003); a panel discussion on the death of love (The Young War, 2004); a futuristic costume drama (The Sewers, 2006); the post–punk exploits of a band that finds faith on an oilrig (The Fall & Rise of The Rising Fallen, 2007); a SongPlay adaptation of an epic poem (Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage, 2008); a claustrophobic container tale (Space//Space, 2010).