LadyM riffs on the themes, characters, and language in Macbeth to explore female blood, ambition, sorcery as feminine power, and violence. Delving into the deep, dark, and bloody traditions of women’s stigmatized bodies, we push these difficult issues through the lens of grotesque comedy. Clown, buffoon, and commedia dell’arte inform this highly stylized, absurdist, and radical feminist bloodbath. A first work-in-progress showing was presented in Happenings at the Harman in April 2017. This new version poetically transposes the real-life menstrual experiences of DC women.
LadyM is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.