I am Pretty Bird by Leigh M Marshall
Iowa New Play Festival 2018
Pretty Bird: Ashlynn Dale
Projection Design: Marc Macaranas & Brian Canchola
Lighting Design: Emily Haywood
Costume Design: Akeem Celestine
Butoh Coach: KT Peterson
Photography: Ted Brown
Deep night. Pretty Bird comes out of hiding in a blackout forest. She's dangerous, endangered, so ravenous she could eat the Earth’s mantle, so thirsty she could down the atmosphere.
I am Pretty Bird is a one-woman performance in verse with doom metal underscoring, movement and multimedia. Inspired by La Petite Mort, this piece blurs the lines between rock concert, performance art and avant-garde delving into sex, death, and the inherent danger of women in 2018.