Grimly Handsome

A Senior Project in Theater and Performance Studies for Mikaela Boone

by Julia Jarcho

Grimly Handsome Poster

GRIMLY HANDSOME is a Senior Thesis in Directing for TAPS for Mikaela Boone. 

Two down-and-out immigrants sell Christmas trees and occasionally murder their clients. Two cops attempt to solve a vicious killing spree. Three red pandas roam the city, consuming what remains. And, one woman is devoured by the circles that surround her. 

This horror triptych will explore themes of transformation, perception, belonging, and identity. If you have any questions about the production, storyline, rehearsal process, or roles please contact Mikaela Boone at

This show includes violence, allusions to sexual violence, allusions to police brutality, body horror imagery, and flashing lights.

Tickets (free) for in-person and livestream:…

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Performance Dates & Times

December 9, 2021 - 8:00pm

December 10, 2021 - 8:00pm

December 11, 2021 - 2:00pm

December 11, 2021 - 8:00pm


Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Black Box

Venue Accessibility: 
Building is accessible via a ramp on the Church Street side. Venue and facilities are located on the main floor.

Patron Information

This performance is open to asymptomatic vaccinated Yale students, faculty, and staff only. Please bring your COVID 19 vaccination card, clearly legible photo of your vaccination card on your phone, or your MyChart vaccination confirmation and your Yale ID. Front of House staff will be checking tickets, IDs, and proof of vaccination.

The house will open 30 minutes prior to each performance, and performances will begin promptly at the stated start time (no late seating).



Production Team

Stage Manager
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Costume Designer
Makeup Artist
Hair Artist
Projections Designer
Graphic Designer
Set Designer
Suraj Singareddy
Stage Manager
Costume Designer
Cate Roser
Costume Designer
Gabby Uy