The Tamarie Cooper Show: Field Trip!
by Tamarie Cooper and Friends

World Premiere

Ticket Price

We Suggest $40
More If You Have it
Less if you don't


3400 Main St
Houston, TX 77002


Jun 29, 2018 -
Aug 12, 2018
Thu 7:30p Fri & Sat 8p Sun 2:30p

The Play

For the 21st installment in Tamarie Cooper’s series of wildly popular summer shows, Tamarie is getting back to her roots. The first of her shows was one of the earliest instances of ‘immersive theatre’ in Houston, way back in 1996. Her second show was legendary for taking the audience on a field trip on an actual school bus to experience performances in the unlikeliest places. This year Tamarie’s bringing back the bus and you’re all invited! Audiences will board the bus from Catastrophic’s home base, MATCH, then travel around town and deep into Tamarie’s own twisted psyche, dreams and lamentations. Tour a gallery of bad ideas! Take a whirl around Tamarie’s mid-life crisis! Go to the bathroom with Tamarie! Original songs, a live band, tap dancing, games, tasty treats, and a motley crew of some of Houston’s finest, funniest performers are all part of the 21st of Tamarie’s original summer musicals. Make sure to bring your permission slips. This will be one amazing ride!

The Playwright

TAMARIE COOPER has been performing her entire life. She is associate director of The Catastrophic Theatre, which she co-founded in 2007 with longtime collaborator and dear friend, Jason Nodler. Originally trained in dance, she began working in theatre at HSPVA and helped to found the Infernal Bridegroom company in 1993, where she worked for fourteen years. She is a seasoned actor, director, designer, choreographer and occasional writer, best known for her original musicals, which enjoy highly successful runs and a cult-like following in Houston. Tamarie has been featured in national trade magazine Stage Directions and has received various "Best of Houston" awards from The Houston Press for her performances and original work. In addition to her original work, favorite roles/productions include: Marie and Bruce (Marie), Fleaven (choreographer), Hide Town (Miss Iva), Medea (Medea), Rhinoceros (director), A Soap Opera (Andrea), We Have Some Planes, Fucking A (Hester), Happy Days (Winnie), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide). Tamarie is married to Zach Elkins, a custom furniture designer. They are the proud parents of Rose, the most wonderful little girl in the whole wide world.

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[Tamarie Cooper has] stage presence to spare – she might as well carry her own klieg light.
— D.L. Groover, Houston Press

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