“Who do you think decides what is a big deal and what isn’t?”
Sophocles’ Antigone acts as a provocation for this autobiographical unearthing, based on recorded conversations between the artist and her younger brother—a citizen of the still-Wild West, California’s marijuana country. Recalling a time when we were little—as siblings, as a nation, as a democratic system—Our Country interlaces origin mythologies from the Wild West and Ancient Greece with psychoanalytic theory and childhood memories.
Max Hersey Performer
Nina Caussa Scenic Designer
Jiyoun Chang Lighting Designer
James Ard Sound Designer/Live Recording/Playback Design
Melissa Trn Costume Designer
Christian Cagigal Illusion Consultant
Jackie Zhou Assistant Sound Design/Microphones
Eric Vosmeier Producer/Production Manager
Juliet Deem, Jacqueline Tozzi Creative Production Associate
Our Country was created with crucial early commissions and work-in-progress presentations from The Getty Villa and the San Francisco Playhouse, and ongoing development support from piece by piece productions.