When David is struck overnight by a mystery illness, he finds himself incapable of following his doctor’s order to relax. Quickly realizing that his tension goes beyond the muscular, he attempts to master self-control, with results that audiences will find familiar, funny, and delightfully weird. 

Photo by Kelly Davidson Studio

Photo by Kelly Davidson Studio



  • Written and performed by David Mogolov
  • Directed by Steve Kleinedler
  • Music by Evan Sicuranza and Ryan Walsh


  • "Well-written, with a great facility with language and turns of phrase, and well-performed, Clenched is sharp, stimulating satire that is both smart and laugh-out-loud funny." - Culture Catch
  • "Mogolov has an incredible rapport with his audience and a knack for comedic storytelling. He has them eating out of the palm of his hand." - Theater In the Now



  • Friday, 1/29, 7:30 pm:  Philly Improv Theater, Philadelphia, PA
  • Thursday, 2/11, 8pm: Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA - guest Casey Malone
  • Saturday, April 23, 8pm with guest storyteller Sam Ike 
  • Sunday, April 24, 6pm with guest storyteller Ryan Walsh
  • Thursday, June 30, 8pm at the Somerville Theatre with Laura Clark and Christa Weiss

 These dates were at Under St. Marks Theater, 94 St. Marks Place, NY as part of FRIGID New York:

  • Friday, 2/19, 8:50pm

  • Saturday, 2/20, 12:30pm

  • Thursday, 2/25, 8:50pm

  • Friday, 2/26, 5:30pm

  • Sunday, 2/28, 5:10pm

  • Friday, 3/4, 7:10pm

These dates are for the Dallas Solo Fest at the Margo Jones Theatre in Dallas, Texas:

  • Thursday, June 9 @ 10:30 pm

  • Friday, June 10 @ 9:00 pm

  • Saturday, June 11 @ 7:30 pm