The bitches are coming. Tall bitches, crazy bitches, bitchin’ bitches, frigid bitches. We hear them as their broomsticks rustle the air and their legs slap in the wind. We rush to close shutters, lock doors, and clear porn out of our search histories. Still they come for us. Rippling up through our blood, tingling up over our skin, bursting out of our own throats.
They invite us – tempt us – compel us to look at the tweets that twisted them, the hearts that sustained them, the politics that rewrote them, the families that made them. Here are the tests we devised for them, the judgements we passed out, and the way the dangling ropes could never be final.
We look at them like we look in the mirror, and fumble towards honoring ourselves. With them, we ask: what is power? Where does it live in us? How do we reclaim it?
Becca Khalil :: Creator/Performer
Daniel Ison :: Sound Designer
Kaitlin Davis :: Creator/Performer
Minou Pourshariati :: Creator/Performer
Rachel O’Hanlon-Rodriguez :: Creator/Performer
Ro Gauger :: Lighting Designer
Sarah Mitteldorf :: Creator/Director
We’ll see you at (re)FOCUS Fest 2018!
April 5-8, 2018
The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street)
(re)FOCUS Fest 2018
April 5 at 7:30 pm Titles are for Little Witches: The Salem Bitch Trials and Cartons of Ultrasounds
April 6 at 7:30 pm Voided and Publik Private
April 7 at 3:00 pm Voided and Publik Private
April 7 at 7:30 pm Titles are for Little Witches: The Salem Bitch Trials and Cartons of Ultrasounds
April 8 at 3:00 pm Titles are for Little Witches: The Salem Bitch Trials and Cartons of Ultrasounds
April 8 at 7:30 pm Voided and Publik Private
For (re)FOCUS Fest 2018, four theatre makers focus on the theme “reclaim” and through shared performance.
Through poetic dialogue, immersive soundscapes, and lyrical movement, Kaleid Theatre, Pratima Agrawal, Alma’s Engine, and TS Hawkins mediate on gender, race, sexuality, class, and everything in between, while exploring power, identity, narrative, history, and what it means to claim and, even reclaim, each.
(re)FOCUS Fest is a chance to (re)focus on themes that are all around us, but difficult to see, explore, and discuss. It is a celebration of our ability to confront ourselves, learn from each other, and rejoice in the myriad of experiences that make us who we are.
Photo by Valerie Giacobbe.
Support provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund
This project is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.