Reassembled, Slightly Askew
Starts: Jan. 17, 2018 7:00 PM | Ends: Feb. 04, 2018 9:00 PM
An audacious melding of art and science, this multidisciplinary adventure is a head-trip in the literal sense. The survivor of a medically induced coma and acquired brain injury, creator Shannon Yee presents a chance for us to live through her medical journey. In this radically immersive production, audience members lie on hospital beds, put on headphones and enter her mind. It’s an audio experience like no other: re-enactment, internal monologue, evocative aural textures and more.
What does it mean for a mind to be injured? The answer lurks beyond the objective world, behind a wall of privacy and selfhood. Here is your chance to jump over that wall, and feel a kind of empathy you may have thought impossible. Along with its psychedelic frenzy and rushes of emotion, this work is perhaps most valuable for its tender intimacy.
Fearlessly personal and forthrightly political, Northern Irish playwright Shannon Yee uses her perspective as a queer, female, ethnic minority artist to create works that excite and subvert. She is a proud member of Agent 160, a female playwright-led company dedicated to fighting gender imbalance in the theatre.
Jan 17, 18, 23–25, 30–Feb 1, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Jan 19, 20, 26, 27, Feb 2, 3, 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 9pm
Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
90 mins, no intermission