SLEEPING IS FOR THE DEAD to Play United Solo Festival, 10/24
Sleeping is for the dead is a tragicomedy of a mother who is needed by her three little children and her husband day and night and never sleeps.
The performance is physical theatre and includes a great deal of dance, mime and other physical expression which supports the text. The live music expressing the mother's inside world, other members of the family and the situations in which she finds herself also plays an important role.
The monologue is about a day in the mother's life. Her exhaustion is full of comedy. Despite her exhaustion she wants to take care of everything and keeps on going.
Dungarees, emotions, diapers, times of day and thoughts lose their shape. How can you tell it's Thursday? Why does your husband get angry when you put a pacifier in his mouth? How can you remember whose turn it is to push the button in the elevator today? And what should you do when you have poured water into the vent of the microwave?
"Mommy loves you all more than anything!"