"CRAZILY PHYSICAL," "THOUGHT-PROVOKING"
TESLA EX MACHINA
In 1892, the famed inventor Nikola Tesla awoke with partial amnesia. Using his incredible willpower, he pieced his life back, memory by memory. Ricky examines science and humanity through a virtuosic one-man performance, featuring a live tesla coil, historical figures Thomas Edison and Mark Twain, the world's first robot, and tap dance.
A ZOMBIE ODYSSEY
A fatality. A wakening. A hunger.
So begins newly-undead Brian Smith's epic journey to reunite with his wife. As he battles his way through an all-too-familiar landscape, getting shot, stripped, strangled, chewed, drugged, and electrocuted, the line between man and monster begins to blur…
"Ricky Coates is a bit of genius in a slick and muscled body"
- Edmonton Journal
"Coates gives a gut-munching master class in physical commitment"
- Orlando Weekly
"Coates prowls the stage like a cross between a Balanchine dancer and a feral animal"
- l'etoile Magazine
Born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Ricky received his BFA from the University of Arizona and has been working as a professional actor for over 15 years. He currently resides in Minneapolis and tours the world with his original plays. Ricky strives to break the conventional approach to solo-work and touring shows with full theatrical production, thoughtful plots, and highly physical performance.