Women Like a River Falling from the Sky - BorderLight Festival

Women Like a River Falling from the Sky

Claribel Gross, Emily Ritger and Mekala Sridhar

THE DETAILS

TYPE OF SHOW

Virtual - On Demand (Audio)

REGION

Olympia, WA, San Diego, CA, and Chicago, IL

TICKETS

Pay-What-You-Can

RUN TIME

60 min

Recommended For

Ages 14+

SHOW TIMES

Available on demand July 22-July 31, 2021.

Women Like a River Falling from the Sky

A story that is part myth, part made up: High up on a mountaintop a beautiful woman in a floor length orange skirt dances with the Zopilote, a Latin American symbol of death and rebirth. When the dance is complete, the Zopilote dies, the woman becomes the Zopilote, and a new woman appears. They dance and the cycle repeats again and again and again. In this audio play, the audience, referred to as "you," starts on a journey accompanied by Zopilote, and encounter Hortensia, Azucena, and Ana -- three women who are at the crossroads of their own deaths, and each know acutely what it feels like to accumulate pain and to fade a little bit with each new sorrow in this unending dance with mortality.

Created by Claribel Gross, Emily Ritger and Mekala Sridhar

Claribel Gross - Zopilote
Mekala Sridhar - Narrator
Emily Ritger - Ana
Nadia Guevara - Hortensia
Gabby Wolfe - Azucena
Mike Tutaj - Sound Design
Richard Gumbel - Original Music

Claribel Gross, Emily Ritger and Mekala Sridhar

GENRE(S)

Play (Scripted), Audio Experience

CONTENT WARNING

References to death, suicide and sexual abuse

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Photo Credit(s): Courtesy of the Artists