FERUS FESTIVAL: SISTER SYLVESTER “THE EAGLE AND THE TORTOISE” @nationalsawdust
Publicity illustration in the style of the book (copyright Emre Ozyetis), a photo from a previous performance (copyright Jill Steinberg), and a photo of the headlamp attached (copyright Bruce Steinberg).
The Eagle and the Tortoise is a theatrical reading experience tracing the story of a young Turkish woman who became an icon of leftist resistance as an armed militant, political prisoner, and proxy soldier in the American war against ISIS. Moving between myth, history, and journalism, The Eagle and the Tortoise shifts our perspective on this still-unfolding tragedy of our time.
The piece makes use of National Sawdust’s Meyer Sound’s Constellation acoustic system and its immersive component Spacemap to envelop audiences in a live score improvised by both human and non-human performers. Within that immersion the audience reads an illustrated storybook by the light of their headlamps.
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