Sophie Amieva Theater Company to Stage New Work MEDUSA with Experimental Bitch Presents
Medusa, an original movement theater piece, will run for four performances from January 12th-14th at HappyLucky No.1 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Creator and Director Sophie Amieva was struck by Ovid's portrayal of Medusa as a young maiden turned into the monster we know as a result of being raped by Poseidon.
This piece, inspired by Medusa's story, is about women and the stories of their bodies and pleasures. From Salome to Eve, how do we define a woman's ascent to pleasure and orgasm? To be feminist, do we need to redefine sexuality as a whole? Today, can we look Medusa in the eyes?
Conceived and Directed by Sophie Amieva
Written by Sophie Amieva and Suzanne Bagert
Assistant Director: Anna Newbury
Stage Manager: Julia Smith
Set and Costume: Katerina Marcelja
Video Art: Magin Schantz
Graphic Design: Jorge Morales
Butoh Choreography: Vangeline
Produced in collaboration with Tatiana Baccari and Wednesday Derrico of Experimental Bitch Presents
*Member of Actor's Equity Association
Sophie Amieva is a French theater artist living in New York. A director, performer and clown, Sophie teaches physical comedy, mime, masks and "Bouffon" at New York University's Tisch School for the Performing Arts. In NYC, her work has been performed at la FIAF, New Ohio Theatre, Clemente Soto Vélez, Latea Theater, HERE, La MaMa's Annex, Bowery Poetry club, Palace of Variety of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Ontological-Hysteric Theater, NYU Tisch, Chashama, Galapagos Art Space, and HappyLucky No.1. Recent directing credits include Bremen Freedom (Rainer Fassbinder), The Infernal Machine (Jean Cocteau) and Facets (HappyLucky No.1).
Experimental Bitch Presents is a risk-taking organization that does not play it safe. We are proud to be a space-finding, opportunity-making, education-seeking agent. By re-claiming the title of "bitch" and blowing up the barriers surrounding femininity, feminism and the hierarchies within sexuality and gender, EBP celebrates the bitch in each of you. Face your fear. Face the bitch. Love the bitch.
Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm & 8pm
HappyLucky No.1, 734 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Tickets $20 general admission, $15 seniors, artists, and students
Box office: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/14131
Presented by Sophie Amieva Theater and Experimental Bitch Presents (https://experimentalbitchpresents.squarespace.com/)
This piece runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission