Acrobat and comedienne extraordinaire

Awkward (At Best)

Awkward (At Best) Productions is comprised of Leah James Abel, Cody Jessica Schreger, & Olivia Hallie Lehrman, variously visited by numerous guest stars.  It all began when, as a member of Cirque Boom’s casting panel, Ms. Abel warily accepted Ms. Lehrman into that New York-based circus-theatre company, whereby Ms. Lehrman promptly lied to the director in order to wrangle Ms. Schreger into the ranks, where they performed together for the first time in 2002.  Since then, they have created, performed, and travelled together throughout America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Mainland China.

Their mission is to confront the world with reality through a blend of comedy, stupidity, acrobatic skill, and good old fashioned charm.

Awkward (At Best) Productions has performed for The Gong Show, Frigid Festival NYC, Dobbs Ferry Purim Festival, NYC Strawberry Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, NY Clown Theatre Festival, Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines, & mooooooore. 



“Hilarious. Fantastic. Hilarious. Thought provoking. Hilarious”

“they were delightful. I didn’t stop smiling once”

“Innovative, funny”

“Original, energetic, engaging and fun!”

“Thank God good, original theatre can still be found in the nooks and crannies of downtown New York.”

“engaging…imaginatively directed…many inspired touches and memorable moments.

“…Ms. Abel adeptly plays a whole slew of wacky, weird and off-beat characters…–Steve Hauck

“three very strong female physical comediennes” –Julie Congress  (who also said we were “adept…charismatic”)

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