Broken Bone Bathtub

“Broken Bone Bathtub is as much fun as nine people can have in a stranger’s bathroom within the strictures of the law.”–Shot Glass Belfast

Elephant Run District is proud to present Siobhan O’Loughlin’s immersive theater experience.

brokenbonefaceoutAfter sold out shows in Japan, the United Kingdom, and across the United States, Broken Bone Bathtub will splash down for audiences of 6 to 8 people for 52 performances throughout New York City. Tickets are $25.

After a serious bike accident, a young woman musters up the courage to ask for help, and shares her story in the search for healing. Exploring themes of trauma, suffering, human generosity and connection, lies and truths and gory details (literally) emerge as the audience assists the cast-clad artist in the actual ritual of taking a bath.

Dec. 5 to 13, 2015 and Jan. 6 to 31, 2016

Select weeknights and Saturdays, 7 and 9 p.m.; Sunday matinees, 2 and 4 p.m.

How this works: Audience members will chose their tickets based on availability and neighborhood. Once a ticket has been purchased for a performance, the exact location will be provided by the producers. Tickets for January shows will be released in December.



“Genuine and joyful.”–LA Weekly

“A fearless performer…an offbeat gem.”–The Star Tribune

“A cracking play.”–Through the Looking Glass, Isle of Man

“Breathtaking.”–l’etoile Magazine

“Unique, uplifting, empowering.”–City Pages Minneapolis

siobhan headshotSiobhan O’Loughlin is a Brooklyn-based writer, performer, activist and award-winning playwright who tours her solo work internationally. She is a Moth Story Slam Champion, a founding member of the Australian/American storytelling conglomerate Everything is Everywhere, a published playwright with Indie Theatre Now, and a trained Joker with Theatre of the Oppressed NYC. Siobhan has created three full-length solo shows, The Rope in Your Hands, Natural Novice, and Broken Bone Bathtub,  all of which have toured nationally across the USA, and globally throughout the UK, Ireland, Japan and the Philippines. The Rope in Your Hands received five star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in Washington, DC, as well as awarded Fringe Crush in St. Louis, MO. Natural Novice was awarded Best of the Fest at Charm City Fringe Festival in Baltimore, MD, and also the recipient of the 2014 Fringe Crush award at the St Lou Fringe. Broken Bone Bathtub has performed sold-out, site specific venues all over the world, and was named in the Top Ten Shows not to miss by City Pages Minneapolis.  In addition to her solo work, O’Loughlin has spent the past six years in NYC puppeteering, playing the ukulele, hosting monthly performance art potpourris, and educating youth in creative arts. Please visit