53 Prospect Park West
A PLAY BY SUSANA COOK ORIGINAL MUSIC JULIAN MESRI
Suggested Donation (cash only): $20
Partial proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund for children’s ethics classes at BSEC.
Enjoy home cooked Congolese food after the show and learn about efforts to bring absentee ballot voting to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, by Magalie Yangala from The Yangala Foundation.
Non-Consensual Relationships with Ghosts II, originally presented at La MaMa, reveals that the ghosts of totalitarian past and present enter to haunt our stories. The narrative that got us here no longer serves us. Thus, immigrants and refugees respond with urgency to resist and survive, creating a theatrical language of dissent and pleasure. Susana Cook redefines presence, the energy of the people who inhabit our life, and the ghosts of our past following us everywhere. Political satire and resistance theater at it’s best.
Written and Directed Susana Cook, featuring: Mattie McMaster, Michael Burke, Drae Campbell, Hector Canonge, Dorrell Clark, Mistah Coles, Susana Cook, Moira Cutler, Michael Freeman, Kathie Horejsi, Marie Christine Katz, Annie Lanzillotto, Hjørdis Linn-Blanford, and Simba Yangala
“Susana Cook is among the best artists working in America, doing cultural work that will transform the way we see things” – Martha Wilson, Franklin Furnace
“Must see – Susana Cook and cast – riveting resistance profound” – Karen Finley, Performance Artist
“What a great show – – funny, smart, cathartic, deep, poetic, fun, imagistic, healing – – did I say funny!?!? Susana Cook and her expressive eclectic team of performers have created something wonderful!! An antidote to our discouraging times – – A gift to our wounded world – – A uniquely fun evening! Don’t be the NYC fool that misses this.” – Audrey Kindred, NY Society for Ethical Culture