TNMB: Violators Will Be Violated

Opened November 8 2012

Created and Performed by Casey Smith;

Produced and Directed by Jennifer A. Skinner.

Violators Will Be Violated is the surreal answer to the question, “If a mime gets humiliated, chopped in half, and fed to animals in the forest, is everyone a little happier?” This unique, unconventional, nearly wordless theatrical experience has more destruction, mayhem, murder, ambition, and special effects than an action film but it’s only one guy, with no props or set, relying solely on the physical story-telling of one elastic, often adorable but frequently hostile performer. In short, anything you can’t imagine, you just might. 


Violators Will Be Violated is a unique, unconventional, nearly wordless theater experience that has more destruction, mayhem, murder, ambition and special effects than an action film but it's only one guy, with no props or set, relying solely on the physical story-telling of an elastic, adorable, frequently hostile performer. In short, anything you can't imagine, you just might. 


Winner of 2009 LA Weekly Award for Solo Performance and presented at the 2010 NY Fringe Festival and the 2010 Hollywood Fringe Festival.


For show details, reviews and video clips, please visit the link below. 


“Smith is insane…Nobody with an iota of self-restraint or self-respect would put on a show like this, another with hardly a word spoken…This is Smith’s answer to Michelangelo’s David, an homage to our times, as puerile and self-absorbed as we are. I loved every minute of it.” -Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly 

“With all the grace of a drunken maniac, Smith abuses his body and his dignity in this contorted mime-style show that is outright hilarious…words are secondary to humor, while suicide and deprivation are indispensable.” -David Jette, LA Theatre Review



No Refunds or Exchanges.


16 and up.


Management reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone who appears younger than 16 years of age with no ticket refund or exchange. Cast is subject to change.


$1 service charge included in ticket price.


Show Duration: 1hr


The Groundlings Theatre & School
7307 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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