Jessica Asch, Prentiss Benjamin and I created a performance piece that will happen in March for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Please come!
THURSDAY MARCH 13
@ DIXON PLACE (161 Chrystie St, New York, NY)
“Thank You for Calling” is a performance piece that explores the world of Customer Service and the transference of a disembodied voice (human or machine) as it becomes advice-giver, counselor, guide, gatekeeper and judge. Those floating voices on the other end of the line can represent something to us without ever uttering a personal word beyond, “How are you doing today, ma’am?” A disembodied voice is both powerful and empty, allowing the listener to project what they need to hear, and both the customer service provider and those in need of assistance are seeking something. This piece explores these power dynamics with the audience, while also allowing a glimpse into the world on the other side of “Hold, please.”
PLUS! a split bill with Kristina Colovic’s “The Sacred Way”
'The Sacred Way' is a work in progress performance inspired by the phenomena of migrants perishing at sea fleeing for survival and the hope of a better life. It explores the cycle of life and death and investigates the ancient Myth of Persephone and Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries as a way to approach the passage of the human soul in its journey from light-to-darkness to find light again. The goal of the first development phase of the Sacred Way is to create a theatrical study that celebrates the death of the many victims through movement, video, still images, music and text. https://www.sacredway.tumblr.com