#HealMeToo Festival Presents: I Killed The Cow
Join us for a staged reading of a powerful solo show, created by Larissa Marten and Leia Squillace.
When it feels like you’re being devoured alive, how do you make your body your own? One woman charts the lawless pastures of sexuality in the show Twin Cities Arts Reader calls a “Must See”. “Heartfelt & thought-provoking” - One Girl-Two Cities. “This show reminds us how good solo performance can be.”
One woman sets off to chart the lawless pastures of sexuality. When it feels as if her body is being treated like beef, she travels back to the moments that shaped her to find out why. After cataloging awkward first sexual encounters and rehearsing mortifying phone calls she reaches an impasse - her assault. An event she has long ignored, she realizes she can no longer shy away from what has happened. She must face it head on.
Surviving this quest will take all she’s got - plus a fierce cheetah suit and a little advice from some influential animal guides. It will take more than courage to confront what has happened. This contemporary and timely coming-of-age journey asks: When it feels like you’re being devoured alive, how do you make your body your own?
Content warning: descriptions of assault
Larissa Marten wrote and developed I KILLED THE COW, and she is also the performer. Film/TV: ON THE LINE (Jonathon Horowitz); ALL OR NOTHIN' (Charles Campbell); LOVE HAPPENS (Dinosaur Hawk); RISE (NBC); INSTINCT (CBS). NY/Regional Theatre: BEOING, BEOING (Majestic Theatre); KILL HAMLET (Signature Theatre); HENRY VI PARTS 1, 2, 3 (Queens Shakespeare); AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II (Michigan Shakespeare Festival - BroadwayWorld Best Actor); BOEING-BOEING (Majestic Theatre). Her writing has been produced at the Kennedy Center, the United Solo Festival, the Hudson Guild Theatre, and the Beckwith Theatre Company. larissamarten.com
Leia Squillace directed and developed I KILLED THE COW. She is passionate about developing new works that highlight themes of sexual identity and gender, and leveraging applied theatre for health education. As an artist and educator, she has recently worked at Roundabout Theatre Company, American Players Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, and the University of Michigan Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center. Other development credits include: GOOD KIDS (Naomi Iizuka), THE TRAIN (Detroit Boxfest), and the 2016 Kennedy Center National Undergraduate Playwriting Award winner, FAIR (Karly Thomas).www.leiasquillace.com
Sunday April 7 @ 3pm
154 Christopher St.
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