Performing Arts Series: Sister Sylvester
Sister Sylvester: 'Brecht Forensics: Genetically Modified Theater'
Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 | 8 p.m. | Hepburn Teaching Theater, Goodhart Hall
Free for Tri-Co.
Based in New York and Istanbul, Sister Sylvester makes essayistic performances by using first-hand research and bringing together digital technology with non-human, living performers.
'Brecht Forensics: Genetically Modified Theater' is a performance lecture based on DNA extracted from a hat that was a costume for Brecht's Berliner Ensemble. The performance features drinks made from the DNA found on the hat and genetically modified actors that are part human, part jellyfish, part bacteria.
The Performing Arts Series gratefully acknowledges support for 'Brecht Forensics: Genetically Modified Theater' from The Miriam Schultz Grunfeld '69 Fund, established by Carl Grunfeld, M.D., friends and family members in memory of Miriam Schultz Grunfeld '69. Since 1996, the Grunfeld Fund has enriched student life by supporting art history, the arts and literature.