MARIA MAGDALENA CAMPOS-PONS
Women at Sea is structured in four fables with prologue, epilogue, and three interludes. The audience is greeted by an enigmatic woman, a librarian at sea, who invites everyone to make use of the great story resources that are being safeguarded by women at the far reaches of the ocean. We are introduced to a gentle grandmother, two intense teenaged girls, a self-proclaimed prophet, and a forgotten Elizabethan poet, each of whom narrate a new mythology, or “correct” a commonly-told tale.
Commissioned by ASU Gammage, UNC Carolina Performing Arts, Beth Morrison Projects, VisionIntoArt, and Jill & Bill Steinberg.