femme pathos

Claire Moodey / Lacy Post

at The Brick

 

femme pathos by Claire Moodey

 

January 12-15 @ 7:30pm

January 14 @ 2pm

January 18-20 @ 7:30pm

January 21 @ 2pm

Directed by Lacy Post

Featuring Claire Moodey, Ernest Goodmaw, Leonie Bell, Maxwell Cosmo Cramer, Jonelle Robinson

Sound design by Sandy Gordon

Enter Claire's brain. A psychic parasite lives there: a hungry ghost, her mother. In order to exorcise this haunt from Claire's mind, 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-memory spectacle in an attempt to answer the queer ingenue's burning question:  "What is insanity without the patriarchal landscape?"

 

Bios:

Claire Moodey directs, performs in, designs puppets for, and writes theater.  In the last year, she directed Megan Lang's Forsaken Nation, Chiori Miyagawa's Five by Five, co-directed Marco Millions with Bess Rowen for Target Margin, and assistant directed David Herskowits on Mourning Becomes Electra.  As a designer and performer, Claire's work was most recently seen in Alice Pencavel's Daphne at IRT.  Other recent performing credits include Mettawee River Theater Company's "Before the Sun and Moon", Megan Murtha's "Songs of Go and Pending", "It's Lonely at the Top", and "Are You With Us Graham Grant Graven?".   She has been developing femme pathos with the fantastic direction of Lacy Post and the gracious support and generosity of Mary Moodey, her mother, for the last two years.

 

Running Time

approx. 80min

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