An excavation and exorcism of my great grandmother’s legacy.
from Lydia Blaisdell (Brooklyn, NY)
Primary Lineup – Solo Performance (Mental Health Themes, Storytelling, Women’s Themes)
In 1931, my great-grandmother, Cora, was declared insane and placed in an asylum against her will. She remained there for over 30 years. How do I honor her legacy? What histories do we inherit? She Buried the Pistol offers an intimate exploration of madness, gender, and family history.
created/performed by Lydia Blaisdell
directed by Hannah Wolf
design by Bruno-Pierre Houle
Lydia Blaisdell is a member playwright of Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theater. Bear Eats Bear, her immersive audio piece, has toured to Toronto, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Minneapolis, and Austin. Her piece, The Last Great American Bear Hunt, was a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (2016). Her historical sex-doll play, The Silent Woman, made Honorable Mention on the 2016 Kilroy’s List of best new plays. She has been a writer in residence at Ucross, Yaddo, and the Marble House Project. Lydia lives in Brooklyn. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center and a BA from Columbia.
Fringe Festival Credits
2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival, Bear Eats Bear
2018/06/02 - 2018/06/09
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