July 19 @ 7:30PM


Note on physical accessibility: The entrance of The Neo-Futurist Theater includes a staircase to the 2nd floor. If you require elevator access, please contact us prior to attending the show at 773-878-4557, or email

Comfortable Shoes
Created by Ida Cuttler
Directed by Halena Kays
featuring performances by Ida Cuttler and Katie Klocke

**Tickets are pay-what-you-can**


Comfortable Shoes presents its final Neo-Lab installment before its world premiere production. In this showing, Ida will do a full reading of the current working script, taking its inspiration from One Thousand and One Nights. Neo-Futurist Artistic Associate Halena Kays directs, with accompanying musical performance by Katie Klocke. Comfortable Shoes will premiere this fall of 2019.

Audiences are welcome to submit written feedback to this work-in-progress performance. RSVPs will be sent a form for feedback at the conclusion of the showing.


In this rigorous storytelling of epic and exhausting proportions, Ida weds herself to an appreciative but underwhelmed audience, equipped with nothing except size 8.5 running shoes, the narrative structure of One Thousand and One Nights, and a bloated sense of self. Ida creates, stars, and bursts open in her world premiere Prime Time production.



Comfortable Shoes is commissioned as this season’s Neo-Lab, an in-house residency to support the development of one Neo-Futurist Prime Time show. Originally supported by the National Endowment for the Arts to premiere Tif Harrison’s Saturn Returns, this marks the fourth project to be supported by Neo-Lab.

previous Neo-Lab presentations:
Saturn Returns by Tif Harrison (2016/17)
Tangles & Plaques by Kirsten Riiber (2017/18)
Remember the Alamo by Nick Hart (2018/19)