Bird in the Hand

written and directed by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas

  • August 29th 2012 – September 23rd 2012
  • Theater for the New City

NYT Critics Pick. Mr. Cortiñas’s subtropical bildungsroman is perceptive and original, no small feat for this ancient and angsty genre.
—The New York Times

A sad, funny comedy. Three actors playing flamingos flap around the stage in lovely flamboyance and four others act out tiny scenes about painful and memorable events … A delightful piece. The dialogue is fresh and the performances first-rate.
—The New Yorker

A smart, distinctive show … bubbles with wit and unforced emotions while still infused with imaginative theatricality.

A very entertaining evening.

  • Associate Director: Melissa Crespo
  • Choreography: Katie Workum
  • Set Design: Jiyoun Chang
  • Lighting Design: Kate Ashton
  • Sound Design: Matt Stone
  • Costume Design: Mark Nagle
  • Art Work: Danny Coeyman
  • Graphic Design: Alejandro Morales
  • Stage manager: Natalie Qing Zhang


  • Crystal Finn
  • Susannah Flood
  • Robert Grimm
  • Theo Koppel
  • Alicia Ohs
  • Alejandro Rodriguez
  • Debargo Sanyal
  • Press Representative: Sam Rudy Media Relations
  • Producer: Ann Marie Dorr
  • Associate Producer: Bess Rowen
  • Marketing: Katie Kozlowski
  • Assistant Lighting Designer: Jessica Black
  • Production Assistants: Leonie Bell, Hee-Won Kim & Lisa Lamonthe