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Susana Cook’s (NON)Consensual Relationships with Ghosts
March 24, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - March 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Susana Cook writes, directs and performs bold, authentic, gender bending, funny, queer performance art/theater that sharply critiques injustice. Susana’s voice of protest contains visceral knowledge of the look and feel of dictatorship.
“Non-Consensual Relationships with Ghosts” was the story of a king who was actually a queen, who is sent into exile, imprisoned in Athens and found 45 years later in Argentina at a tomb contest. But then, major historical events disrupt the process revealing that nobody is dead. The ghosts of totalitarian past and present enter to haunt the story. The narrative that got us here no longer serves us. Immigrants and refugees respond with urgency to resist and survive, creating a theatrical language of dissent and pleasure. In this witty and funny magic realistic play, Susana Cook redefines presence, the energy of the people who inhabit our life, and the ghosts of our past following us everywhere.
Written and Directed Susana Cook, featuring Drae Campbell, Hector Canonge, Mistah Coles, Susana Cook, Moira Cutler, Michael Freeman, Kathie Horejsi, Marie Christine Katz, Annie Lanzillotto, Jennifer Rodriguez, and Simba Yangala.