femme pathos

 

 

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Enter Claire’s brain. A psychic parasite lives there: a hungry ghost, her mother. In order to exorcise this haunt from her brain, femme pathos breaks open on the Brocken at Walpurgis Night:  a gay bacchanal where the doctor and Three Lords attempt to surgically remove the pathogen of misplaced femininity – or was it homosexuality – or some other trauma lodged in the depressed body? Claire and her mother un/become each other in the limbo of a dance-theater spectacle seeking to answer the queer ingenue’s burning question:  “What is insanity without the patriarchal landscape?”

femme pathos is an autobiographic play that has been developed in stages for several years.  The development has been slow and a process in artistic dialogue with my mother, Mary.  Its goal, writ large, is to heal trauma.  I am sure it fails, but my hope is that it is failing better every time.
History
  • READING  @ underground zero festival reading series playground zero, curated by Saviana Stanescu  // July, 2014 // directed by Lacy Post // featuring Eva Peskin, Christopher McCloskey, Crichton Atkinson, Meghan Kennedy, Amy Pedulla, Leonie Bell
  • STAGED READING @ Jump Start Festival at Medicine Show Theater // May, 2015 // directed by Lacy Post // featuring Eva Peskin, Christopher McCloskey, Maia Karo, Arielle Goldman, Kelsey Carnill, Leonie Bell  // sound by Lacy Post and Claire Moodey
  • WORKSHOPS in fall 2015 co-directed by Lacy Post and Claire Moodey featuring choreographers, sound artists, performers
  • EXCERPT PERFORMANCE @ Interrobang!? Festival curated by Title:Point in the Vital Joint at Silent Barn // April 2016  // directed by Lacy Post and Claire Moodey // featuring Claire Moodey, Ernest Goodmaw, Sophie Thunberg, Maia Karo, Kelsey Carnill // sound design by Sandy Gordon  //  puppets and masks by Claire Moodey
  • READING EXCERPT @ Scenes and Zines at The Living Gallery curated by Phillip Gerson // March 2017 // directed by Lacy Post // featuring Claire Moodey, Ernest Goodmaw, Maxwell Cramer  // sound and masks by Claire Moodey  //  choreography by all
  • PRODUCTION @ The Brick Theater as part of The Exponential Festival  // January 2018
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