Inspired by the book The Dark Cave Between My Ribs by Loren Kleinman, A House of Skin and Bone is a physical theater piece inviting us to witness snapshots of a complex life including accounts of abuse, grief, suicide, love, and loss rendered poetic.
A mother and daughter are subjected to their own preconceived ideas of love as they remain trapped inside their house with their painful relationship. Only doors and windows let in a drafty familial past muddied by personal addictions and abuse that snowball and pushes them to their limit.
Objective: A House of Skin and Bone attempts to decode the language of depression and addiction. Despite society’s growing recognition that depression and addiction are illnesses, both still carry a stigma that forces those who are suffering to hide in shame. Such suffering stifles the voice. It’s something we don’t want to hear, we don’t want to see or even whisper. Yet, it plagues our society day and night; plagues our mothers, fathers, siblings, partners, friends, co-workers, heroes and leaders.
Presentation and Reading of A House of Skin and Bone
This presentation’s goal is to raise funds and create marketing material as we prepare to debut at the end of National Poetry Month and the beginning of National Mental Health Awareness Month in 2017.
Presentation Dates and Times:
Thursday, April 28, 7pm
Friday, April 29, 7pm
Saturday, April 30, 2pm
Running Time: 45 minutes approx. follow by a Q & A with respected experts.
Location: Punto Space, 325 West 38th Street, Storefront #3, New York, NY 10018.
Seating is limited
Please reply by April 20 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggested Donation $10 at the door
Special thanks and recognition to the following artists that made this reading possible and are part of our crew:
Music Director: James Theory
Projections and Animations Art by: Jaime Ekkens
Visuals: Montserrat Vargas
Assistant: Giovanna Arantes de Almeida