Blood on the Cat’s Neck

Written by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

directed by:  Andrew Cooper Wasser

November, 1996

The exploring, naked, alien, Phoebe Zeitgeist studies human democracy through encounters with earthly inhabitants.Travel along with Phoebe as she sinks her teeth into a cast of lovers, models, butchers, teachers, soldiers and girls!!!

CAST: Beata Pilch,Sean Marlow, Kristie Hassinger, Summer Chance, Eileen James, Valentine Miele, Michael Garvey, Bob Rusch, Tony Fernandez, Brad Harbaugh, Linda Balaban, Christine Gatto, Krishna LaFan, Chuck Raucci, Vito Vittore, Dalia Zatkin, Lyle Skosey, Lisa Hunter, Eileen James

Photo Credit: "The Guardian"Playwright

Rainer-Werner Fassbinder was best known for his powerful, offbeat, messy films. He made forty films by the time he died of a drug overdose at thirty six. He began his work in the theatre in the late sixties, as a twenty-two year old. He acted, directed, (loosely) adapted classics by Buchner, Goethe, Sophocles, Goldoni and others, wrote several of his own plays, and in a few years emerged as the leader of a group of performers who worked with him until his death in 1982. Fassbinder’s plays, like the films, are about varieties of alienation. The images Fassbinder created for the stage, and in films, linger as grotesque and brutal, possessing a strange, improbable truth…In a way, Fassbinder made a career out of despair-selling his own and others’ misery in endless variations, operating according to a system he did not create. Other works included in his controversial anti-theater plays are: Bremen Freedom, Blood on the Cat’s Neck, Katzelmacher, and The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.


Andrew Cooper Wasser resides in LA where he has appeared in numerous TV shows and films. He has a BFA in Theatre from the California Institute of the Arts.

Assistant Director and Stage Manager Karolyn Shapiro / Lighting Design Richard Norwood / Set and Costume Design Trap Door