Stories for an innovative new World

Stories for an innovative new World
This number of shows which takes because their motivation the stories that form north mythology that is american yarns and fables owned by cowboys, Indians, voyageurs, spinsters, and big town Horatio Algers. They are stories that have been glamourized by popular tradition, and which occur in iconic proportions. Yet they have been relatively young, flexible tales, a maximum of 200 yrs old. Dempsey and Millan flex them so they really mirror a various viewpoint. By imposing an ironic lesbian and feminist reading/retelling upon these stories, they illuminate our history and our current, and produce alternate archetypes that propose brand brand new “new worlds. ”

The brief Tale of minimal Lizzie Borden is really a piece that posits rage as being a justifiable, certainly rational response that is emotional modern globe activities. There are two main elements to the work, a printed text that is directed at the viewers become read at their leisure, and a performance that examines a woman’s anger that is modern. The narrative that is written the tale associated with childhood of Victorian murderess, Lizzie Borden, who had been accused of killing her moms and dads. In comparison to the printing work’s nineteenth century, poetic design, the live show informs an account of present-day kleptomania, grooming, therefore the rush to war. In a irony-laden tirade, Dempsey describes why she steals women’s mags.

“This isn't a weapon. It is not an axe. This might be a hatchet. An inferior, scaled straight straight down, more feminine, less version that is effectual. Perhaps Not an instrument, an accessory! And accessories create interest. ”

Duration: five full minutes.

First performed: October 2001, https://camsloveaholics.com/shemale/booty Finding Feminisms seminar, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Printed text published in Bedtime tales for the side of the global World, Arbeiter Ring Press, 2012
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