Sibyl Kempson

New York

Sibyl Kempson

(She/Her)

Sibyl Kempson is a playwright and founder of 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr & Perf. Co. that unearths and contemplates – in contexts of live performance, ritual and installation – places in human and non-human history where science, religion, and feminism intersect.

Their primary guiding principles are to intuitively uncover new narrative structures, locating the signals and patterns of a deeper order than that of the strictly logical, to interrogate perceptions of the civilized in relation to ideas and preconceptions of the barbaric, the sacred, the profane, the true, the ordinary, and the in/animate; to multiply possibilities of meaning, foster imaginative practice in all participants of a performance event, inviting all to exercise alternate ways of knowing.

7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co. was founded in April 2015 by playwright Sibyl Kempson, and was launched from the Martin E. Segal Center at the CUNY Graduate Center in NYC. Their first production, Kempson’s LET US NOW PRAISE SUSAN SONTAG, premiered in the Underground Theater at Abrons Arts Center later that same month. The play is now published by 53rd State Press.

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This year at Prelude, we are trying out

chain curating!

Sibyl Kempson

was invited by curator

Jay Wegman

and forms a part of

Chain 3

Show

An excerpt from... THE SECURELY CONFERRED, VOUCHSAFED KEEPSAKES OF MAERY S.

Thursday, 28 October 2021

7pm ET

Livestreamed

An excerpt from... THE SECURELY CONFERRED, VOUCHSAFED KEEPSAKES OF MAERY S.

An excerpt from an experimental play that invents as many versions of the Frankenstein author Mary Shelley as there are definitions of the word “Gothic.”

Collaborators:

Dee Dorcas Beasnael, Chris Giarmo, Brian Mendes, Sibyl Kempson, Crystal Wei, Oceana James, Victor Morales, Graham Reynolds, Sr. Giarmo, Amanda Villalobos, Dan Hurlin, Eva von Schweinitz, Madeline Best, Jay Silver, Sibyl Kempson, Alex Albanese/Fun City Films, Erica-Lynn Huberty, Sr. Morales, Leonie Bell, Rebecca Frank, Stephanie Anuwe, Stephanie Morales, Olivia O'Brien, Amanda Davis.

Talk

Segal Talk: Chain Curation Thread 3

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

12pm ET

Livestreamed

Segal Talk: Chain Curation Thread 3

In conversation with New York based artists and curators that comprise the third chain in our chain curation programming this year.

Featuring:

Jay Wegman, Sibyl Kempson, Lumi Tan, Alex Tatarsky, Alessandra Gómez, Jesse Firestone, Isaac Pool

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