"These are not traditional characters and storylines on display. They are real... Don't overthink it, just go with it and you'll find it to be thought provoking and fun.” Drew Dunlap, Galway Fringe Festival Reviewer

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Serotonin Syndrome

Mycah and Genevieve were inspired by the 2012 Galway Fringe audience’s reaction to Part III and people’s desire to see how far and in what direction the implications of the work could be taken...

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About Us

Genevieve Taricco and Mycah Leigh Artis started Serotonin Syndrome Productions in 2011 in Galway, Ireland. Serotonin Syndrome Productions’ works explore the human experience from the perspective of today’s American youth.

Serotonin Syndrome Productions is interested in devising works that electrify, instigate and entertain.

Serotonin Syndrome Productions’ works are energetic—shifting between varied mediums of expression. The productions combine consuming physicality with serene cerebral reflection of the world. Through the use of movement and language that provokes interpretation Serotonin Syndrome Productions wishes to evoke emotion that leads to thought rather than thought that leads to emotion. The productions challenge audiences by facilitating thought and dialogue.

Serotonin Syndrome Productions is an ever-evolving ensemble of artists and therefore opens their work out to a broader community through workshops  – the company believes the devising process benefits from the inclusion of more minds and life experiences.

Serotonin Syndrome Productions is filled with the promise that comes from the intense longing to develop and perform original works—fulfilling the relationship between the work, the audience, and the world.

Serotonin Syndrome Productions constitutes the New Works sector of Peppermint Creek Theatre Company in Lansing, Michigan, but its productions are performed all over the world.

Genevieve TariccoGenevieve Taricco

Genevieve Taricco was born in Los Angeles, but works in theatre all over the world.  Genevieve has worked professionally in the theatre as an actor, stage manager, director, teacher and deviser. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she graduated with honors. During her time at NYU Genevieve trained in acting at the Stella Adler Studio in NYC, physical theatre at The Dance House in Dublin, and physical theatre at DUOC in Santiago, Chile. Recently, Genevieve graduated with first class honors from The National University of Ireland’s Masters in Drama and Theatre Studies in Galway. During her time in Ireland Genevieve was selected by the Galway-based company, JOLT, to devise a solo work, Serotonin Syndrome—Part I, in association with Dublin-based company, THEATREclub. The piece was further developed with Mycah Artis and Kathryn Reynolds for production in the 2012 Galway Fringe Festival under the title, Serotonin Syndrome—Part III.

Professional Acting Credits Include: Inside the 309 (Looking Glass Theatre, NYC), Florescence Seas (Looking Glass Theatre, NYC); The Melody Lingers On (Downey CLO, CA); The Thunderous Heart (Galway Arts Festival); Present Laughter (Little Fish Theatre, CA); Compulsion or The House Behind (Peppermint Creek, MI)

Link to Website: www.genevievetaricco.com

Contact: genevieve@serotoninsyndrome.us

Mycah Leigh ArtisMycah Leigh Artis

Mycah Leigh Artis is a Michigan-based theatre artist. Mycah has worked professionally in the theatre as a director, writer, stage manager, actor, teacher and deviser. Mycah holds a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from Michigan State University where she graduated in three years with honors. As a Detroit native, Mycah has continued to expand her theatre network throughout Michigan by regularly working with multiple theatre companies as a director, choreographer, actor, stage manager and in various other production positions. She is a published author, co-writing a book of poetry and non-fiction essays with her father, Dr. John Burl Artis. Recently she graduated with first class honors from The National University of Ireland’s Masters in Drama and Theatre program in Galway. During her time in Ireland Mycah developed an original piece with Genevieve Taricco for production in the 2012 Galway Fringe Festival under the title, Serotonin Syndrome—Part III.

Professional Directing Credits include: Compulsion or the House Behind (Peppermint Creek, MI); Sleeping Beauty (Riverwalk, MI). Acting Credits include: August: Osage County (Riverwalk, MI); The Diviners (Riverwalk, MI); This Thunderous Heart (Galway Arts Festival)

Contact Mycah: mycah@serotoninsyndrome.us