Drowning & Silence

By Janine Puleo & Christopher Wolter

Directed by Janine Puleo & Christopher Wolter

Drowning & Silence is a short performance collaboration which explores experiences of surviorship, romance, sexuality and identity in an experimental and expressive way. The production includes two short performances and will run about one hour in length.

The Talking Stick, by Janine Puleo, is a participatory performance that questions being allowed to talk while inhabiting a body that has survived sexual assault. The Talking Stick explores different scenarios in which survivors are allowed to talk, either through their own agency, in a setting controlled by others, or in complete silence while still identified.

Underneath, by Christopher Wolter, is a lyrical one act play which explores love, politics and identity in the contemporary age. Two lovers find themselves lost in a landscape of shifting currents that confuse time, place and personal identity. The characters are forced to attempt to orient themselves through and against each other, and the formless expanse they find themselves trapped within.

Drowning & Silence is presented as part of the Julie Vogt Open Stages Project and sponsored by TDGSO.

Produced by Theatre & Drama Graduate Student Organization at U.W. Hemsley Theatre, 821 University Avenue, UW Vilas Hall, Madison

Performances: December 9-10, 2016

Two performances:
December 9th - 7:30pm
December 10th - 7:30pm
Both performances will be followed by a talk back with the actors and directors.

Tickets are free with a suggested donation of $5 ($3 for students) all proceeds go to The Theatre & Drama Graduate Student Organization (TDGSO)

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