The Doubtful Guest

LubDub Theatre Co. presents



Ensemble: Clinton Edward, Geoff Kanick, Mayte Natalio, Kristin Yancy

Director: Caitlin Nasema Cassidy

LubDub Theatre Co-Artistic Directors: Caitlin Nasema Cassidy & Geoff Kanick

Resident Playwright: Miranda Rose Hall

Resident Dramaturg: Robert Duffley


Scenic & Lighting Design: Emmie Finckel

Costume Design: Dina El-Aziz

Graphic Design: Swedian Lie

Cocktail Design: Colin Bryson

Stage Management: Katherine Boener

Company Management: Lucy Obus

Human Resources: Kate Taylor

Production Assistant: Tonya Ingerson

The Doubtful Guest has just pulled off its greatest trick—it’s not the sleight of hand illusions, though those are quite clever. It’s not the sharing of family histories, confessing intimate details with strangers and forming our temporary tribe of theatre-goers. But the real trick is the feeling The Doubtful Guest creates with tonight’s audience: a sense of belonging together, in one place, at a single moment in time, and participating in something special.”
—Kathryn Yu, No Proscenium (full review here)


An intimate audience of guests gathers for cocktails. A door opens. Guests are invited into a shifting world of immersive theatre in which sleight-of-hand magic, movement, and ritual move the audience closer to the performers, to one another, and to the other side. The performance draws inspiration from sources including the tradition of American spiritualism, the performers' personal histories, and the question What does it mean to be a host? Devised by the company. 

This project is brought to life, in part, by the generous support of The Orchard Project and The Franklin School for the Performing Arts.