Smashing is a razor-edged, contemporary comedy about writers and their prey. 21 year-old Abby, globetrotting daughter of a New York literary lion, discovers she is the undisguised subject of the sexy and scathing best-seller written by her first lover. Seeking revenge, she and her Madonna-worshipping best friend, Clea, embark on a pilgrimage to London that prompts unexpected consequences.

Reviews of Smashing

“Trip Cullman’s stylish direction gives Smashing the attractive sensibility of better indie films, like Sofia Coppola’s ‘Lost in Translation.'”
The New York Sun

“Berman’s tale, which wriggles between past, present and the sub-Nabokovian world of the book, is excellently handled by an appealing cast and directed with panache by Trip Cullman.”
Time Out

Photos by Carol Rosegg

World Premiere
OCT 04 – OCT 26, 2003

Written by Brooke Berman
Directed by Trip Cullman

David Barlow
Lucas Papaelias
Katharine Powell
Joseph Siravo
Katherine Waterston
Merritt Wever

Set Design:
Erik Flatmo
Costume Design:
Michael Krass
Lighting Design:
Paul Whitaker
Sound Design:
Scott Myers

Intar 53 Theater

508 West 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019