A family struggles to find humanity and normalcy in a world made uncertain and strange after the transformation and “othering” of one of their own. This physical 15-minute original performance was created and performed by Grapefruit Lab, Theatre Artibus, and Larry Mitchell — produced by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Songs and stories from Jane Eyre: a queer adaptation of the classic novel.
This is not for persons who hold solemn doctrines about the angelic nature of literature or theater: but we are not here to flatter egotism, or prop up humbug; we are merely telling the story. We value what is good in books; but we believe in the existence of other, and more vivid kinds of goodness. It is narrow-minded to say that we ought to confine ourselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags.
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“Try to locate the moon. Look longingly at the sky. Talk to others. Don’t lose track of where you are." A site-specific performance, down a long dirt road, through the remote desert, encountering the denizens of the place: Echo, Narcissus, the Grey Woman, Turkey, and the Warbler. Medusa invites each of them into her chamber. Influenced by the writings of Edward Abbey, and As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art by Rebecca Solnit. Performed as Vicious Trap.
An in-the-moment performance meditation on Indra’s Net, the phenomenon that alchemies sand into glass, and what exactly constitutes polite behavior. Source material derived from such texts as Emily Post’s The Rules, Brian Greene’s Darkness on the Edge of the Universe, and Beverly Cleary’s Ramona Forever. Julie may or may not discover pomegranate seeds in her panties. Performed as Vicious Trap.
This ain’t grace - this all fucked - this old thing. Missa Populi is a reclaiming of the Catholic Mass—an exploration and undermining from within. All we have left is our broken and battered selves. Combining the sacrifice, transcendence, blood, and circumstance of the original with history, live music, science, dance, literature, and pop culture to find a wholly modern communion experience. Performed as Vicious Trap.
She is a plain and pensive woman. He is a rather ordinary man who lives in an extraordinary house. This house does algebraic equations and plots violence. According to Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle one can never be exactly sure of both the velocity and the position of a particle. People (and houses) cannot always find out what they want to know. Uncertainty prevails. One evening, woman, man, and house collide; not all of them survive. Performed as Vicious Trap.