A short solo play, originally produced in 2019 by the Son of Semele Solo Creation Festival. This excerpt was recorded on the former site of the Main Street Gym in Downtown Los Angeles.
"In Don’t Flinch! Chaiken goes off in search of the legendary one-armed woman who trained alongside world-class boxers like then-Cassius Clay, Joe Frazier, and Sugar Ray Robinson, in the ring affectionately remembered as “America’s rattiest,” the Main Street Gym at Third and Main. With her signature mashup of deep research and making stuff up, Chaiken punches above her weight to conquer hand-eye coordination, navigate Downtown aggression, and take a punch without getting knocked out."