Life in the woods, 2018
Performance mix festival: university settlement
New York, NY
june 10, 2018
Life in the Woods is a movement-based ventriloquism performance that presents a parable of American gun culture and its relationship to our ecosystem. Faux-taxidermied and felted-wool animals (a deer, a bald eagle, a squirrel) cluster onstage to set the scene. Employing a robot-like movement quality, Light enters to perform as both hunter and hunted. When the Hunter shoots Bambi, leaving the near-dead deer gasping for breath, a tragicomic ethical dilemma unfolds with little resolution for the furry friends.