Posted by admin on November 13, 2013
By: Vanessa Garcia
On Friday, November 22, 2013 Girls' Club [117 NE 2nd Street Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301] will premiere Drifting: A Theatrical Exquisite Corpse, a night of experimental theatre. Admission is Free, though RSVP is required and capped at the first 50 people [954.828.9151]. Doors open at 7pm and show starts promptly at 7:30pm.
Drifting: A Theatrical Exquisite Corpse draws from the surrealist tradition of the exquisite corpse, a collaborative exercise using words and images to construct a figure or phrase. Girls' Club writer in residence, Vanessa Garcia, brings you the exquisite corpse in theatrical form -- for a night that includes dance, performance art, and more traditional forms of theatre. A multi-disciplinary feast for the eyes and head, inspired by the exhibition "I think it's in my head," curated by the TM Sisters. Garcia promises "This is art you will truly live through, not just look at."
"The idea behind the performance," says Garcia, "is not only to take you through the exhibit, but also to see what's inside the head of some pretty amazing artists, all women working out of South Florida." These artists include dancer and choreographer Ivonne Batanero; multi-disciplinary artist Patricia Margarita Hernandez; writer Christina Frigo; director Nicole Stodard, Producing Artistic Director of Thinking Cap Theatre, Actors Carey Brianna Hart, and Sheri Allender, as well as writer and multi-disciplinary artist, Vanessa Garcia.
During the creation process, Garcia gave her collaborators a series of prompts. Each artist could only see and respond to the work that preceded it in the show, as they worked on their individual pieces. Also, the words: "I think it's in my head" had to appear in the pieces. The result is a series of 10-15 interconnected shorts. "What's most fascinating is the way these pieces connect to each other and to the idea behind the TM sisters' show as a whole," says Garcia.
Following the Girls' Club premiere, the show will reprise for another night during Art Basel Miami Beach, in collaboration with Reading Queer, The Krane, and Panther Coffee on December 6, 2013 at Panther Coffee in Wynwood at 9pm (2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127). Admission also free.
About Vanessa Garcia
Vanessa Garcia is a writer and mulit-media artist