Inspired by Strindberg’s Miss Julie, Bees and Lions is also about the fall of a woman—but this time when said woman falls, she takes everyone with her—some willingly–in the name of her cause. Who will be the first to get back up?
Dysfunction is an autobiographical two-woman show confronting the definitions of mental, emotional, and sexual normalcy. Sara Banks and Martha Cargo of the Intimate Artistry Performance Troupe perform using Flute, Cello, Piano, and Monologue.
When difference is equated with dysfunction, the shroud of normalcy smothers us in shame. Sara Banks and Martha Cargo unravel that shame through stunningly brave autobiographical text in counterpoint with deeply personal musical improvisations. Journeying through torrents of conflict and compassion, they arrive finally in a realm of healing and understanding.
Sara Banksis the black sheep of a family of black sheep. She was kicked out of one the most progressive schools in the country for being too ... progressive. She learned that in order to find herself, she had to first let herself become irrevocably lost.
Once upon a time, Martha Cargo didn’t think before she spoke. She then learned to shut herself up tight with delicately spun words and boxes stashed away on far-off shelves. She now uses the steady hand of artistic process to dust off her cobwebs and find the acceptance that lies therein.
There will be a free artist talk facilitated by Lee Naught on November 9that 7pm at the same theatre in which performances are held. Topics for discussion include: theater as safe space, audience as empathetic witness and the Intimate Artistry performance technique.
Refreshments and a cash bar will be available.
Through movement, poetry and song they juxtapose their immersion in the "truth" of white girl beauty with the reality of Black Girl Ugly. True to their legacies, these artists offer no tidy endings in this story of black girl victory. The contra-fictions persist – it’s the nature of the beast called Racism.
Inspired by Brecht, Beckett, Ionesco, and Lynch, Love in the Time of Terror is a new work by Jasmina Sinanovic, a Balkans-New York hybrid artist who brings the East to the West and defines diasporic writing for you in a fresh style that will challenge the norms. Patrons, you're not on Broadway anymore.