Amador/stokes Presents AGUE: A BODY HORROR As Part Of SpringShot
AGUE explores what happens when one's body fails in a world where Institutional Health Care Bureaucracy and Late Stage Capitalism have merged.
All the man knows is that he is sick and getting sicker; he begins to get worried about it. He knows he should go to a hospital, but he's uninsured and decides to tough it out instead. He hears about a hospital that takes in hard luck emergency patients and then writes off the expense as a tax break. As things get worse, with no other available options, the man reluctantly agrees to give it a shot. This is the last thing he remembers with any certainty.
AGUE: A Body Horror is a horrific tale of a body's rebellion and the banality of institutional skulduggery seen through a subjective and impressionistic lens.
AGUE: A Body Horror is written and performed by José Amador (Theater Schmeater's Two Sisters and A Piano, amador/stokes' Duels and Carry We Openly, Annex Theatre's Black Like Us, Open Circle's Dark Ride).
AGUE: A Body Horror was first developed and workshopped at 18th & Union in February of 2018.
SpringShot is a grouping of live shows at 18th & Union that are fresh as a dewy morning in April, highlighting diverse artists in a varied program that includes everything from solo performance, magic and hypnotism, sketch comedy, clown, documentary theater, and more.
amador/stokes is an Independent Producing Company created and maintained in order to produce the works created by Nick Stokes (playwright) and José Amador (director). As such, the company is dedicated to finding and presenting works that provoke and intrigue with their intricate plotting, unusual structures and use of language. amador/stokes produced Duels at 12th Ave Arts in 2016, and Carry We Openly with the Seattle Fringe Festival in 2017.