The Bride Project: Welcome to Hell
This workshop performance of Gabrielle Sinclair's play was directed by Sina Heiss and premiered at THEATERLAB in New York City.
Watch performance clips below!
The story of The Danaids is a dangerous one, a difficult one - It's a Greek tragedy where the chorus literally runs away. Fifty sisters - 50 brides - betrothed to an eternity of sexual violence, say, simply - NO - and what follows are the reality shattering consequences they never planned for - transcendence, transformation, bloodshed, punishment, and finally, maybe, something more. The Danaid Trilogy is a refugee story, an adventure novel, a road movie, a very upsetting morning after the wedding brunch, a thriller, a revenge porn, a schizophrenic one woman show, a call to action, a prayer.
Please join us Sunday, February 21st at 7pm at Theaterlab (357 W. 36th Street in Manhattan) as Lonesome George and our NYC ensemble read/perform/experiment with scenes, monologues and movement from our international collaboration to reimagine Aeschylus' epic trilogy (The Suppliants, The Egyptians, and The Danaids) - the tragedy of 50 brides who dare to cheat fate and flee their 50 violent and vicious grooms. We're calling this experiment "WELCOME TO HELL." We're starting at the end to find our way to the beginning.
Be a part of the process. Help us as we unpack punishment, gender performance, the male gaze, the Woman Question, ownership, free will and facial hair, the chorus and the solo voice, and the purpose, value and danger in the liminal, precious, absurd, hilarious, tragic, and enduring figure of THE BRIDE.
This is event is kindly supported by THEATERLAB through NPS - Non Profit Sundays and by the Austrian Cultural Forum NYC.