Relationships can be so triggering . . .
Performed by: Julie Gieseke
Written by: Julie Gieseke in collaboration with Nina Wise
Directed by: Nina Wise (www.ninawise.com)
Dates/Times: June 1-11, 2019
Place : Cincinnati Fringe Festival – The Mini Microcinema (MMC) 1329 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Link for tickets: https://knowtheatre.vbotickets.com/event/Borderline_Ahole/34688
BORDERLINE A**HOLE, a darkly funny comedy that examines the complex dynamics of identity, mental health and romantic relationships.
What do you do when your new girlfriend accuses you of having Borderline Personality Disorder?
After years of chasing unavailable women, Julie may have found her ideal girlfriend. Monica isn’t afraid to break all the rules, prefers to make art rather than watch Netflix and thinks Julie’s a creative genius. Best of all, she’s really into Julie. The only trouble is they can’t agree on one thing – that Julie is the problem.
What follows is a one-hour story about one woman’s struggle with her sense of self, love, expectation and her mental health all while dealing with her mother’s terminal illness.
The work is surprisingly funny, insightful, and deeply moving.
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Julie Gieseke is a performance artist and writer from San Francisco. Her autobiographical work, notable for being both moving and hilariously funny, has been performed internationally. She has gained an avid and loyal following for her no-holds-barred and courageously authentic true stories. Gieseke has been featured at Frigid New York Festival, International Dublin Gay theater Festival, San Francisco Solo Performance Festival,, Vancouver Fringe Festival, Cincinnati Fringe Festival, and the Toronto Soulo Festival, Toronto.
Julie studied solo performance with Martha Rymberg, Tanya Taylor Rubinstein, Ann Randolph and Tracey Erin Smith and is working in collaboration with Nina Wise on her current shows.
Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts and Film and Video Production from UC Santa Cruz.
Julie went on to earn a Masters in Organizational Management and Development from Fielding Graduate University. In addition to working as a performer, Julie coaches and consults individuals and corporations in storytelling, creativity, and strategic visioning. Her clients include, Facebook, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Apple, Stanford, the University of California, and Cal State University.