Monday, April 6
3:00pm + 6:30pm Reading
FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.
Join us for a day with American mercurial and shape shifting playwright Sibyl Kempson for the official and spiritual launch of her latest adventure: her brand new theatre company, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.
Starting at 3:00PM, check out a retrospective of Kempson’s readings, songs, and videos. Featuring:
- This Property is BAUHAUS
- Spargel Time!
- Crime or Emergency
- Potatoes of August
Followed by a panel discussion with Sibyl Kempson, Jim Fletcher, Amber Reed, and Karinne Keithley Syers.
At 6:30PM, join us for previews of Kempson’s upcoming work, including songs and readings from:
- Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag (coming to Abrons Arts this April)
- The Securely Conferred, Vouchased Keepsakes of Maery S.
- Sasquatch Ritual
Followed by a panel discussion with Sibyl Kempson and Clarinda MacLow, and a Closing Benediction with very special guests
About 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.
Named for Brian Sykes’ theory of mitochondrial DNA, which posits that we are all descended along matrilineal lines from seven original mothers, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr & Perf. Co. will unearth and contemplate, in contexts of live performance, ritual and installation, places in human history where science, religion, and feminism intersect. Its primary guiding principles are to intuitively uncover new narrative structures, to interrogate perceptions of the civilized in relation to ideas and preconceptions of the barbaric, the sacred, the profane, the true, the ordinary, and the in/animate – multiplying the possibilities of meaning, fostering imaginative practice in all participants of the performance, inviting all to exercise alternate ways of knowing, and locating the signals and patterns of a deeper order.