Sophie Amieva Theater Company to Stage New Work MEDUSA with Experimental Bitch Presents

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

Ensemble: Will Atkins, nicHi Douglas, Hannah Goldman, Rebecca Hidalgo, Liz Stanton* and Annie Watkins

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.

MEDUSA

January 12-14th

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



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