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.”

Lead Artist:

Collaborators:

Sibyl Kempson (7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.)

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.

This show was streamed during the PRELUDE Festival 2021 from the following date but is not available to watch currently.

7pm ET

Thursday, 28 October 2021

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This is an excerpt from the second work of a diptych by 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co. (the first being SASQUATCH RITUALS in 2019), THE SECURELY CONFERRED, VOUCHSAFED KEEPSAKES OF MAERY S. combines literary and dramatic narrative with eye-witness internet reportage into an experimental play that invents as many versions of the Frankenstein author Mary Shelley as there are definitions of the word “Gothic.” In this work, a string of financial, maternal, and familial misfortunes causes Shelley—referred to in this production as Maery S.—to spawn a monstrous creative expression, which takes on its own life and violent history. Maery can’t help falling in love with her Monster, only to see it “collected” and imprisoned by charitable funding at a mandatory artists’ residency.

A videographed accompaniment for the radio play released in January, featuring performances created entirely in isolation during the quarantine of the 2020/21 pandemic. A kaleidoscopic collage of theatrically-infused imagery inspired by early efforts toward the moving pictures, it's a photo play alchemizing digital and analogue into a cut-and-paste thaumaturgy.

This audiovisual experience will be available in full shortly co-presented by Abrons Arts Center and the Chocolate Factory

https://www.abronsartscenter.org/program/maery-s-virtual/

https://chocolatefactorytheater.org/sibyl-kempson-2021/

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Meet the Artist

Sibyl Kempson

Sibyl Kempson

(She/Her)

New York

Sibyl is a playwright and founder of 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr & Perf. Co.

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Wednesday, 27 October 2021

11:00:00

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Meet the Curator

Jay Wegman

Jay Wegman

New York

(He/Him)

Jay is a curator, who has been the Director of NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City since 2016.

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