By Sibyl Kempson
Produced by Sarah Hughes
Presented at The Kitchen, April 24-28, 2018
With Laurena Allan, Lindsay Hockaday, Keenan Hurley, Eleanor Hutchins, Sibyl Kempson, Julie LaMendola, Maurina Lioce, Tony Macht, Linda Mancini, Peter McNally, Alexis & Lindsay Powell, Sarah Willis, Jessica Weinstein
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.
A project of 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.
Dramaturg Clarinda Mac Low
Lighting Design Sophie Sotsky
Sound Design Keenan Hurley
Costume & Mask Design Becky Hubbert
Set and Projection Design Elena Tilli
Songs & Music by Julie LaMendola and Alexis & Lindsay Powell
Choreography by Signora Mancini & the company
Stage Manager Molly Zimmelman
Assistant Stage Manager Leonie Bell
Production Assistant Gwendolyn Knapp
Technical Direction Tavish Miller
Executive Producer DIORAMA
Photos by Paula Court.