Production History


The undergraduate drama club at Mulkosky University is producing, for the sixtieth year in a row, "The Disembodied Hand That Fisted Everyone to Death", the classic musical by Roger and Hammerschmidt advocating against the dangers of fisting (following an alleged fisting death on campus in 1957). They're not very happy about doing this show. Many people get fisted to death. It's very outdated.

Production history

The Disembodied Hand That Fisted Everyone to Death - the Musical! first appeared in the Bad Theatre Festival at the PIT Loft in NYC in October and November of 2015. The show then ran at the PIT on a string of extensions from January to June of 2016, and then reopened simultaneously at The Boston Conservatory and the Reckless Theatre in October of 2016, running through the end of 2016.

The Disembodied Hand... is a ninety-minute dark comedy that can be performed in one or two acts, written especially for theatres with shoestring budgets. 

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Creative Team

Amanda D'Archangelis (Music/Lyrics) graduated from The Boston Conservatory in 2014 with a degree In Musical Theater and a concentration in songwriting. Previous composing credits include Necessary Targets (2012), Vieux Carré (2013), and Alice in War (2015), all plays performed on The Mainstage at The Boston Conservatory. She is living in New York working as an actress and composer. Recently, her one woman show containing all original music has been performed at The West End and 54 Below. Her music has been performed by The Boston Gay Men's Chorus and Broadway stars. Most recently, she has written the music for Bluelaces Theater Company; a company which produces theater for audiences with developmental differences. 

Anderson Cook (Book/Lyrics) is a playwright, librettist, and producer. His musicals have been seen at The Boston Conservatory, the PIT, the Bad Theatre Fest, the Parkside Lounge, and the Reckless Theatre. His plays have been seen at the Lee Strasburg Institute, Dixon Place, the Secret Theatre and more.  Anderson and his writing partner Amanda D’Archangelis were the winners of the 2017 NMI New Voices Contest, co-sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering, and his work has been praised on Theatre is Easy (“Best Bet”), Time Out New York (“Best Things to See This Week”), the FADER, Alternative Press, and Billboard. He was a finalist for the 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation screenplay competition. He holds a BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and an MFA  from Carnegie Mellon University in dramatic writing.