Performance as Public Practice Studio Series
directed by Rob Yoho, devised by Alexis Riley and Kristin Perkins
babble(d) is an interactive performance event that explores gender, sexuality, and mental health in conservative religious communities. As the evening begins, audiences take turns pulling bricks from an increasingly-precarious Jenga-style tower, each triggering a new memory played out before the crowd. Performed alongside the adrenaline-inducing uncertainty an ever-weakening structure, babble(d) asks: What does it mean to deconstruct your most intimate beliefs, and what happens when the whole thing (inevitably) collapses?
photos by David Koeller