Written and Directed by Susana Cook | Sound Design by Julian Mesri
This was the story of a king who is actually a queen, who is sent in exile, imprisoned in Athens and found 45 years later in Argentina at a tomb contest. But then, major historical events disrupt the process revealing that nobody is dead.
The ghosts of totalitarian past return to haunt the story. The narrative that got us here no longer serves us. We have to respond to the urgency for resistance and survival, and create a theatrical language of dissent and pleasure. In this witty and funny magic realistic play, Susana Cook redefines presence, the energy of the people who inhabit our life, and the ghosts of our past following us everywhere.
Directed and performed by Susana Cook with D. Campbell, Hector Canonge, Mistah Coles, Michael Freeman, Lex Garnett, Kathie Horejsi, Marie Christine Katz, A.
Lanzillotto, Jennifer Rodriguez, David Sierra, Cece Suazo, and Simba Yangala. Susana Cook writes and performs bold, authentic, gender bending, funny, queer performance art/theater that sharply critiques injustice. Argentinian born, a prolific writer and performer, Susana’s voice of protest contains visceral knowledge of the look and feel of dictatorship. Listen up.
“Susana Cook is among the best artists working in America, doing cultural work that will transform the way we see things” –Martha Wilson, Franklin Furnace
About the Artists
Born in Argentina, Susana Cook is a New York based playwright, director and performer.Some of her latest shows are : Samanta Ibarrola, la mujer inexplicable, Conversations with Humans, We Are Caligula, The Funeral of the Cow, The Homophobes, The Fury of the Gods, Homeland Insecurities, The idiot King, The Values Horror Show, 100 Years of Attitude, Dykenstein, Hamletango, Prince of Butches, Gross National Product, Hot Tamale, Conga Guerrilla Forest, The Fraud, Butch Fashion Show in the Femme Auto Body Shop, Rats:The Fantasy of Extermination and Tango Lesbiango. Her work is archived at the Digital Video Library of The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics of New York University.