Wednesday, July 7, 2010
GenEnCo presents: Eagle Woman Poems at The VORTEX
I am afraid of eagle
But keep clutching at her.
I want to rip this eagle from my neck.
Join us for one night only at The VORTEX!
The Generic Ensemble Company presents
Eagle Woman Poems
written and performed byNatalie Goodnow
an in-progress showing
July 21st, 8 p.m.
The Yard @ The VORTEX (outdoor stage)
$8 suggestion donation, none turned away for lack of funds
Eagle Woman Poems navigates the tensions and contradictions that arise for a young, queer, mixed-race Chicana, as she struggles to achieve independence from oppressive legacies of the past and interdependence in every sense - socially, economically, environmentally, politically, and personally. Executed in a surreal domestic landscape, the anthropomorphic character of Eagle Woman straddles the space between reality and myth, attempting rote domestic tasks while communing with ancient goddesses.
The Generic Ensemble Company (GenEnCo) makes the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant, body-centered theatre. GenEnCo is a team of artists that devises and produces innovative adaptations and new work. GenEnCo views marginal bodies, experiences, and subject positions as central to the form and content of creating work. As such, they strive to promote, foster, and engage performance, writing, and ideas of/with people of color, queers, gender queers, women, working class people, immigrants, and youth.
Use of The VORTEX is made possible through the support of VORTEX Repertory Company.
This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.