Broken bone bathtub:
the documentary


After 4.5 years, we are FINALLY wrapping up the infinite touring project that is Broken Bone Bathtub. We are filming every performance from now until the end of the year, and to get our work out into the world, we really, really need your help.


Broken Bone Bathtub

For at least an hour, the world feels like a very loving place.
— Boulder Weekly


Philadelphia, pa

SEPTEMBER 30th-october 2nd, 2019

Baltimore, md

october 5th, 2019

Baltimore BUBBLE WRAP PARTY. Join us for festivities, filming, releasing our soap line, performances, and FUN. Hosted by Submersive Productions and Mount Royal Soap Company!!

lancaster, pa

october 8th, 2019

richmond, va

October 16th-20th, 2019

Cincinnati, oh

october 24th, 2019

Chicago, il

October 30th-november 11th, 2019



Beginning its global journey in Tokyo in 2015, Broken Bone Bathtub is an immersive theatre project taking place inside a bathtub, in an actual home. After a serious bike accident, a young woman musters up the courage to ask for help, and shares her story, exploring themes of trauma, suffering, human generosity, vulnerability, and connection. The audience takes on the role of Siobhan’s close friends; not only in listening but sharing in their experiences, and assisting the cast-clad artist in the actual ritual of taking a bath.




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She’s naked.
She’s in a bathtub.
And she’s brilliant.
— Malinism
There are best friends, parents, journalists and even shrinks who don’t have half the power of listening, empathy, insight and follow up that Siobhan has.
— Houston Press
Brave, funny, and surprisingly uplifting.
— Broadway World
It’s O’Loughlin’s approachability as a storyteller and a listener that makes Broken Bone Bathtub both compelling theater and a cathartic group experience.
— Hyperallergic
O’Loughlin, the afflicted Aphrodite, is as wonderful as her deceivingly delicate show.
— The Baltimore Post Examiner
“Broken Bone Bathtub” offers ticket buyers what “The Avengers” doesn’t — a formalized, unique setting to socialize outside of your comfort zone. It doesn’t just “feel” like an intimate conversation among strangers about deep subjects. It is one.
— Houston Chronicle
This show demands interaction and self-identification. But it doesn’t really demand you to disclose anything. O’Loughlin requests it, and her manner is so earnest, her blue-sparkled eyes so curious, you can’t help but spill your guts.
— Asheville Stages
Inspired, intimate, beautiful.
— Edge Media
A cracking play.
— Through the Looking Glass
Moving, uplifting, empowering.
— Minneapolis City Pages
Genuine and joyful.
— LA Weekly
I will say that good theater often feels like mirror being held up to one’s own life...This was good theater.
— Bushwick Daily
I left the show with a warm, bubbly glow, and found myself wanting to be more consciously kind.
A strange, comforting, and magical show that left me tremendously moved and deliriously hopeful.
— DC Metro Theatre Arts
Broken Bone Bathtub uses cleansing as a metaphor, invites healing both physical and emotional, and does so with an insistence that hugs you like warm bath water.
— St Lou Magazine
Broken Bone Bathtub brings you into this woman’s world and, by the time it is over, you will want to revisit it again.
— The Vital Voice
Siobhan O’Loughlin is nothing if not fearless.
— The Baltimore Sun
O’Loughlin’s courage to be naked in a bathtub, her willingness to expose herself to vulnerability and sadness, was inspiring, and worth getting caught in the rain for.
— Scissors Paper Pen, Canberra, Australia
Siobhan O’Loughlin is warm and engaging, immediately putting the audience at ease with her charm and floppy brown curly hair.
— Maxamoo
A delightful, boundary-breaking, unforgettable night of theatre that takes bravery and heart.
— Off Off Online
This is one of the most special solo shows I’ve ever seen, and I won’t soon forget it.
— New York Theatre Review
A strange and unique kind of magic.
— Minnesota Playlist
Lovely, funny, and poignant.
— Cherry and Spoon, Minneapolis
Eloquent in its simplicity and beautifully crafted in its complexity.
— What Weekly Baltimore
If we, like O’Loughlin and her activist friends, believe a kinder world can exist, Broken Bone Bathtub helps us create that world, one bath at a time.
— Theatre is Easy NYC
An offbeat gem.
— Minneapolis Star Tribune
Genuine and joyful.
— LA Weekly

For Press Inquiries, please email our producer Gina Torres at 



Houston, TX (2019): Houston Press

Houston, TX (2019): The Houston Chronicle

Asheville, NC (2019): Asheville Stages

Asheville, NC (2019): Mountain Xpress

Richmond, VA (2019): Boomer Magazine

Denver, CO (2018): Boulder Weekly

Fresno, CA (2018): Kings River Life

Las Vegas, NV (2018): Talkin Broadway

San Francisco, CA (2018): The San Francisco Examiner 

Portland, OR (2018): Broadway World

Portland, OR (2018): Dennis Sparks

Seattle, WA (2018): Seattle Gay Scene

Seattle, WA (2018): City Arts Magazine

New York, NY (2017): Howlround

New York, NY (2017): Malinism

New York, NY (2017): Hyperallergic

New York, NY (2017): Broadway World

New York, NY (2017): Edge Media

New York, NY (2017): Bushwick Daily

New York, NY (2017): Theatre is Easy

Baltimore, MD (2016): The Towerlight

Baltimore, MD (2016): Baltimore Post Examiner

Baltimore, MD (2016): Bad Oracle

Baltimore, MD (2016): Theatre Bloom

Baltimore, MD (2016): DC Metro Theatre Arts

St. Louis, MO (2016): St. Lou Magazine

St. Louis, MO (2016): KDHX 

St. Louis, MO (2016): St Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis, MO (2016): LaDue News 

St. Louis, MO (2016): The Vital Voice

Orlando, Florida (2016): Orlando Sentinel 

Canberra, Australia (2016): Scissors Paper Pen

New York City (2016): Off Off Online

New York City (2016): New York Theatre Review

New York City (2015): NY Theatre Now

New York City (2015): Maxamoo

Baltimore (2015): What Weekly

Minneapolis (2015): Minnesota Playlist

Minneapolis (2015): Cherry and Spoon

Isle of Man (2015): Through the Looking Glass

Minneapolis (2015): City Pages

Minneapolis (2015): The Star Tribune

Los Angeles (2015): Gia on the Move

Los Angeles (2015): LA Weekly


Siobhan is a featured blogger for Broadway World, where she writes about her experiences performing in bathtubs all around the world.


No Proscenium: The Immersive 5

27 East: Siobhan O’Loughlin’s Winds Down Her Bubble Bath Tour in One Woman Show at Guild Hall

The Atlanta Journal Constitution: The Best Live Show in Town Might be in Your Living Room

Radar Talk Intimate: Podcast Interview with Francois Pointeau

Queen City Nerve: Siobhan O’Loughlin Dives Deep in Your Tub

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Top Five Weekend Events

Richmond Magazine: Where The Tub Takes You

Westword: Lonnie Hanzon Offers a Quick Immersion in Immersive Art

San Francisco Examiner: The Best in Arts 2018

Westword: Best Things to Do in Denver

Seattle Art Zone with Nancy Guppy: Broken Bone Bathtub 

KGW News: Making Art in the Bathtub with Broken Bone Bathtub 

Williamette Weekly: Twelve Things To See and Do in Portland 

The Portland Mercury: Siobhan O'Loughlin's Literally Immersive Broken Bone Bathtub 

The Stranger: Broken Bone Bathtub is Performed in a Stranger's Bathroom 

The Village Voice: Broken Bone Bathtub 

The New York Post: This Steamy One Woman Show Takes Place in Your Bathtub 

Brooklyn Pulp: One Woman Play in a Bathtub Returns, Broken Bones and All 

Baltimore City Paper: GO SEE THIS! 

DC Metro Theatre Arts: Favorite Performances from the Spring/Summer 

The Baltimore Sun: From a Baltimore Row Home Bathtub: A Truly Immersive Theatrical Experience

The Vital Voice: Writer and Performer Siobhan O'Loughlin Bares it All 

Culture Northern Ireland: Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Highlights

Scissors Paper Pen, Canberra, Australia: Interview: Siobhan O’Loughlin

You Are Here Canberra: Artist Spotlight

New York Innovative Theatre: Immersive Theatre in So Many Ways

The New York Times: Starring Me! A Surreal Dive into Immersive Theatre

Broadway World: Solo Performer/Actor Siobhan O’Loughlin wants to Borrow Your Bathtub

Brooklyn Paper: Submersive Theatre

Dumbo NYC: Broken Bone Bathtub Comes to Dumbo

Indie Theatre Now: Broken Bone Bathtub NYC Run

South Slope News: Slope Apartment is Setting for One Woman Play in a Bathtub

Baltimore City Paper: “A Look at the 2015 Charm City Fringe”

Featured in What Weekly: “Charm City Fringe Fest”

City Pages: Sellout Fringe Show Returns to a Bathtub Near You

Featured in The Pioneer Press: “One Woman Show Returns to Twin Cities Bathtubs”

Named Top Ten Must-See Shows in the Minnesota Fringe by City Pages

Highlighted in le’toile Magazine ‘s Weekend What’s What: “A a quietly moving experience on humanity’s nature for compassion to one another. Do not miss this!”

Featured in The Star Tribune for “traveling storytellers and old school weirdness”

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Want to book Broken Bone Bathtub in your city? Siobhan performs in homes, backyards, hotels, mansions, and is open to new ideas and collaborations. Get in touch below to get in the tub! 

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