about the show

Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees is the most high-brow show about blowjobs you’ll ever see. Novak spins her material on the femininity of the penis and the stoicism of the vulva into an unexpectedly philosophical show that’s part feminist outcry, part coming-of-age tale of triumph. Ira Glass calls it a “nearly Talmudic dissection of a subject. Really funny and just really like nothing else.”

press

“Critic's Pick! Brilliant on the absurdity of having and being a thinking, feeling, desiring, body. Shrewd, explicit, though not exactly raunchy, this is the funniest show about Cartesian dualism you will see all year!” 

“A genius ode to fellatio! The seminal work on its subject, exploding with trenchant analysis and autobiographical experience with the act. Novak deploys the kind of uproarious, dexterous provocation seen in Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette or Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag."

 “An overthinker’s delight, and a reminder that a woman’s humor can cut as deeply as her rage."

★★★★
"Absurd, real and hilarious. Novak's winning show does what the best comedy can do: It changes the conversation.”

"Clearly her masterwork."


"Damn funny with provocative and superbly articulated material."

Written & Performed By
Jacqueline Novak

Directed By
John Early

Presented By
Natasha Lyonne

Executive Producer
Mike Birbiglia

Producers
Mike Lavoie & Carlee Briglia

Produced By
Abingdon Theatre Company

Production Consultants
Mike Berkowitz
Rebecca Crigler

Associate Director
Elizabeth Bennett

Lighting Designer
Jen Fok

Associate Lighting Designer
Elizabeth M. Stewart

Sound Designer
Theda Hammel

Associate Sound Desinger
Margaret Montagna

Production Manager
Libby Jensen

Associate Production Managers
Lauren Page Russell
Madison Lane

Production Stage Managers
Cate DiGirolamo
Darielle Shandler

Production Coordinator
MC Mangum

Company Managers
Leah Mesh-Ferguson
Sarah Reynolds

Production Associates
Joseph Birbiglia
Peter Salamone

Assistant Producer
Emma Pearl Nigut

Production Assistants
Sara Rennert
Greer Baxter
Bella Tostes

Press Representatives
Keith Sherman & Associates
Michael Gagliardo at 42West

Master Electricians
Dan Mullins
John Anselmo

Key Art Portrait
Gordon Landenberger

Key Art & Graphic Design
Derek Gabyszak

Production Photographs
Monique Carboni

Videographer
Seth Walters