American Mud

August 20-27 at the New York International Fringe Festival

Written by Jackie Ruggiero Jacobson
Directed by Jose Aviles
Featuring Anjoli Santiago, Marjorie Goldman
and Jackie Ruggiero Jacobson

Cloned woman runs for president! A shy law student’s inner feminist is unleashed, and the ghost of Susan B. Anthony lures them to shark infested waters. Myth hijacks politics in this irreverent fable about the cost of flying without wings.

Tickets on sale now! Available Online and By Phone: (Toll-Free) 866-468-7619

Saturday, August 20 at Noon
Sunday, August 21 at 8:00 PM
Monday, August 22 at 6:15 PM
Thursday, August 25 at 3:45 PM
Friday, August 26 at 4:15 PM
Saturday, August 27 at 7:00 PM


Venue 10, IATI Theater, 64 East 4th St
(Bowery & 2nd Ave)

A graduate with a B.A. in Theater from Temple University, Anjoli Santiago is a proud "Sharon-Hill-billy" workin' it in "Philly-a-del-phia." She teaches playwrighting, poetry, and/or theater for Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Theatre Exile, InterAct Theater Company, and Wilma Theater. She is currently the Director of Education with Nova D Arts Collective. She loves to share her passion for the craft in both traditional and non-traditional classrooms. Anjoli has performed as Lydia in Lydia, Marisol in Marisol, Andromache in Trojan Women, Angela in Roosters, Mayme in Intimate Apparel, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Blue in Beirut, amongst other roles. She gives thanks to God, her family, loved ones, and to sun light.

Marjorie Goldman has been acting, directing and teaching theater in and around Philadelphia for many years, mostly in small venues and in educational outreach programs. She previously worked with Straw Flower Productions in an early version of The Domestication of Women, also by Jackie Ruggiero. Marjorie has had the honor of portraying Susan B. Anthony before--and continues to do so--through the Philadelphia-based American Historical Theatre. She currently teaches and directs theater workshops in retirement communities under the auspices of Philly Senior Stage.

Jackie Ruggiero Jacobson was last seen in the Philadelphia premiere of American Mud. She’s written several full length and one act plays. Recent plays include The Bug Series, The Poem of An Agoraphobic and Magdalene, which received a reading with Green Light Arts. She’s worked as a teaching artist for Philadelphia Young Playwrights, been the recipient of a Jilline Ringle Solo Award Grant administered through 1812 Productions, and she’s currently a proud member of the Dramatist Guild.

Jose Aviles (director) has been an actor, director and theatre arts educator for over 20 years. As an actor, he has performed at the Wilma Theater, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, InterAct Theatre Company and Venture Theatre. In New York, he was seen in Starfish Theater Company’s production of Double Cross at the Lincoln Center. Besides teaching at Walnut Street Theatre, he has taught at the Wilma Theatre and Taller Puertorriqueño. José most recently directed the Philadelphia Premiere of Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue, written by Quiara Alegria Hudes for the Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio Theatre on 3, 2009-10 season, and the world premiere production of The Domestication of Women: A Housewares Party in Two Acts, written by Jackie Ruggiero Jacobson for Straw Flower Productions, and The Freedom Trilogy and Mean Girlz R Bullies 2 for the Walnut Street Theatre Outreach Co. He is currently the Theatre School Coordinator/Education Associate at Walnut Street Theatre and founder, artistic and producing director of Teatro del Sol.

Natalie Melle McCabe (dramaturge) is a 2007 B.A. Theatre graduate from Pennsylvania State University, where she also minored in International Arts. In addition to her dramaturgical work, she currently teaches children's acting classes, works as a standardized patient, and performs for Historic Philadelphia, Inc. She hopes to obtain her M.F.A. in Dramaturgy.