RICKY COATES

Theatre Artist

"CRAZILY PHYSICAL," "THOUGHT-PROVOKING"

SOLO THEATRE

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.

Working

Electrocuted

Tesla Coil

A Zombie Odyssey

Kassandra Cincaid Photographer

A Zombie Odyssey

E. Gilbert Photography

A Zombie Odyssey

E. Gilbert Photography

A Zombie Odyssey

E. Gilbert Photography

A Zombie Odyssey

E. Gilbert Photography

Ides of Undead March

JMC Photography

Ides of Undead March

Patricia Fortlage Photography

Ides of Undead March

Marilyn Jones

Contact Information

To Book a Performance

TESLA EX MACHINA
Matheatre - Sadie Bowman
bookings@matheatre.com
A ZOMBIE ODYSSEY, IDES OF UNDEAD MARCH, & DAUGHTER OF THE DEAD
theater simple - Llysa Holland
thsimple@gmail.com
 
Ricky Coates
rickycoates@gmail.com

© 2015 Ricky Coates

Tesla Coil