In this interdisciplinary solo performance of storytelling, movement, projections from appropriated pages of an illuminated Christian Book of Hours, and costume-and-makeup transformations, Ryan Conarro invites audiences into memories of of loss, discovery, and child-like play. SAINTS OF FAILURE reveals and interrogates the layers of identity that create us, with a focus on the frictions inherent in experiences of growing up gay and Catholic.
Coming up at the HOT! Festival of Queer Culture at Dixon Place in New York: Thursday, August 3rd, 7:30PM.
Please find a video glimpse of SAINTS OF FAILURE here.
SAINTS is a project in ongoing development. It began as an immersive performance installation at Goddard College’s Interdisciplinary Arts Program in Port Townsend, Washington.
Makeup designer and coach: Risha Rox
Sound designer: David Liccardi
Voiceover: Madeleine Maby
Stage manager: Brooke Salyer
First created in residency at Goddard College Interdisciplinary Arts Program, and presented at Fort Worden State Park Pitkin Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington. 2015.
Development residency at Gainesville Theatre Alliance Guest Artist Program, Gainesville, GA: Fall 2016.
Presentation and Artist Talk at Claflin University’s Arts & Letters Annual Bash, Orangeburg, SC: April 2017.