Reviews are in for The Hope Hypothesis!

“A surprisingly refreshing and very delicious treat which successfully manages to be equally dark and light…Audaciously commingling styles, The Hope Hypothesis manages to take a current, very serious topic and turn it on its head. Laughter is in abundance in this production. Ms. Miller has directed her own play [and] the care and attention to setting the right tone is critical for success.” — Broadway World

“THE HOPE HYPOTHESIS [is] perfectly conceived and executed. Cat Miller is both the playwright and director of the work, wearing both hats with ease. She tackles the harrowing hell of how a dominant, negative narrative about “others” can doom people to a living nightmare. We are looking straight into the face of the absurdity of the American immigration situation in this tight, fast-paced dark comedy. An essential work…thought-provoking and necessary theater.” —

“Miller’s writing brims with biting, intelligent humor, sly reference and verbal Chimera. As director, she easily keeps the action apace, hovering in the sweet spot between too much and too little. The actors are uniformly excellent, with spot-on timing [and] 75 minutes go by in a trice.” — Front Row Center

World Premiere

Oct 25 – Nov 15 2019


Written and Directed by Cat Miller


When a law student arrives at a government facility to finalize her immigration paperwork, her unusual birth certificate triggers an absurd series of events that take on a life of their own. THE HOPE HYPOTHESIS is a dark comedy that asks how we have arrived at this place of suspicion and fear — and what it means to us as individuals and as a society.

Performances Wed – Sat at 7:30pm; Sun at 3pm

Additional performances on Mon Oct 28 and Tue Oct 29

No performances on Wed Oct 30 or Thu Oct 31

Running time: Approx 75 minutes    Tickets: $35   Student/Senior/Early Bird: $25

Sheen Center Black Box Theatre 

18 W Bleecker Street (bet. Elizabeth/Bowery)

With Soraya Broukhim,* Wesley Zurick,* Charlie O’Rourke,* William Ragsdale,* Greg Brostrom,* Connor Carew,* Mary Hodges*
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Scenic Designer: Zoë Hurwitz
Costume Designer: Katja Andreiev
Lighting Designer: Bailey L. Rosa
Sound Designer: M. Florian Staab
Production Stage Manager: Sarah Biery
Stage Managers: Erika Blais and Morgan Eisen
Assistant Director: Ann Kreitman
Technical Director: Eric Zoback
Press Representative: Glenna Freedman PR
Casting by: Stephanie Klapper
Graphic Design by: Youness El Hindami