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Sibyl Kempson/ 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co: Sasquatch Rituals

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We want to be here. We are terrified. We are womyn with a “y.” We have to wait until our eyes adjust before we can see. Did you hear that? Was that for reals or something from somewhere inside? Probably both. We attempt understanding. We conjure the Big Figure: the missing link in human evolution. Not to our past, but to our future. Not the link to how we became who we are, but to how and who we can still become. Medicinal tea will be served, but bundle up.

Sasquatch Rituals is a cycle of performance ritual installations initiated by Sibyl Kempson that tracks and responds to her spiral-shaped experiences as an investigator for the Bigfoot Field Research Organization. It begins with the patterns of language Americans use on the internet to describe something they can’t explain.

This piece contains field observations by Laurena Allan, Eleanor Hutchins, and Sarah Willis with additional textual contributions from Lindsay Hockaday, Maurina Lioce, Linda Mancini, Laura Stinger, hundreds of witnesses who shall remain anonymous and research personalities who will become increasingly in/famous. With choreography by Signora Mancini & the company, dramaturgy by Clarinda Mac Low, set and projection design by Elena Tilli, lighting by Sophie Sotsky, costumes & masks by Becky Hubert, songs and music written and performed by Julie LaMendola and Alexis & Lindsay Powell, sound design & music performance by Keenan Hurley, stage management by Molly Zimmelman with help from Leonie Bell, and producing support by Sarah Hughes. Featuring additional performances by Jessica Weinstein, Tony Macht, and Peter McNally. Technical direction by Tavish Miller, and development producing support by DIORAMA. 

April 24–28, 8pm
Tickets $25 General / $20 Members. 

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Sibyl Kempson/ 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co. : Sasquatch Rituals is made possible with development support from Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Art Center, Mount Tremper Arts, and Jerome Foundation; annual grants from Howard Gilman Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo: Mathew Pokoik

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