Conceived and directed by Alexis Riley
kin • song: ode to disability ancestors is a digital performance ritual, a cybernetic seance. Through monologue, dialogue, puppetry, song and dance, we will join creative forces to call upon the ghosts of our disability ancestors, waking them from their unmarked graves to join us in an act of mourning, celebration and care. Here, in the sacred timespace of performance, we will name them, claim them and honor their brilliance, all before (finally) laying them to rest.
This devised production invites us to grapple with the long history of ableism in Austin, in Texas and in the United States. It demands that we answer that history, accepting a kind of responsibility to those who came before. Finally, it asks us to care for their memory and in that caring, dream a more just future.
Contains mature content.
December 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. (streamed)
December 4 at 2:00 p.m. (streamed)
December 6-12, 2021 (on-demand)
Access information for virtual performances will be sent to ticket-holders prior to the start of the event. A virtual ticket is required for this event at pay-what-you-can pricing, with a minimum donation of $5.00.
ABOUT THE TEXAS THEATRE AND DANCE STUDIO SERIES
NEW THIS SEASON: Texas Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce the inaugural year of our Studio Series. These works are curated to represent new, risk-taking projects by faculty and staff of the Department of Theatre and Dance in a space that allows for growth, exploration and experimentation.
ABOUT THE TEXAS THEATRE AND DANCE 2021/2022 SEASON
Texas Theatre and Dance is pleased to present the 2021/2022 Season, featuring new works by emergent playwrights, an exploration of movement and meaning, a powerful play about the nuances of political resistance, an investigation of human emotion, connection and technology and a reflection on the magnitude and impact of an individual in the grand scheme of existence.
New this season, the inaugural Studio Series presents a reflection, meditation and ritual that calls upon the ghosts of our disability ancestors. The newly-established Studio Series, presented as part of the mainstage season, will feature new, innovative and creative works in a space that allows for growth, experimentation and further development.