Gutless & Grateful--presented by #HealMeToo Festival
IRT Theater
New York, NY
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Gutless & Grateful--presented by #HealMeToo Festival
Thursday 4/11 at 7pm
Sat 4/13 at 3pm

LENGTH OF SHOW: 90 minutes

At IRT Theater:
154 Christopher St. NYC (west of Hudson)
Buzzer 3B (third floor)

Gutless & Grateful: The Deliciously Inspiring One-Woman Musical by Amy Oestreicher is a family-friendly comedic journey of hope, resilience and gratitude. Featuring original music by Oestreicher herself, a song written especially for Amy by Kathie Lee Gifford and David Friedman, and composers including Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Ricky Ian Gordon, and others, Amys story shows that you never know what youre capable of until youre tested, and that the gifts of a detour can be beautifully rewarding.

The week before her senior prom and Amy had only just started to acknowledge that shed experienced sexual abuse by a trusted mentor. Thats when she abruptly developed a blood clot that caused her stomach to explode, collapsing both her lungs. She nearly died.

Upon waking up from a coma several months later, Amy no longer had a stomach, and was told she might never be able to eat or drink again. After 27 surgeries and six of the past ten years unable to drink a drop of fluid, Amys digestive system was miraculously reconstructed. In the process, Amy learned just how much the human spirit can heal through gutsiness, gratitude, and an overabundance of humor.

Following sold-out runs at theatres nationwide and headlining international conferences, award-winning actress and playwright Amy Oestreicher brings her hit one-woman musical to the #HealMeToo Festival, as seen on NBCs Today, CBS, Huffington Post, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, TEDx, and more.

Content warning: Young adult sexual abuse.

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The #HealMeToo Festival is produced, in part, through Kori Rushton and IRT's Residency Season ( from March 25 through April 15, 2019.


IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRTs mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
     ***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***


IRT Theater (View)
154 Christopher Street #3B
New York, NY 10014
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!