This Is a Distraction Festival

Jul 29, 2018

'This Is a Distraction' calls on its artists to explore different identities through visual and performance art at a time when "difference" receives polarizing reactions.  The four plays will run in repertory as a part of Exquisite Corpse Company's IFACP Raw Residency. With a visual art gallery open to the public before performances, both visual and performance artists share what distraction looks like through their art.

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This new drama explores what it's like to find yourself stuck in a relationship you no longer want to be in. Part of Exquisite Corpse Company's 'This Is a Distraction' festival.

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Richard and Elizabeth have been stewing in stagnation, slowly calcifying into outright resentment, torn between the part of them that wants to stay in the relationship and the part of them that wants to get the hell out. But what do you do when those two sides disagree so fiercely that you find yourself in open warfare with yourself?


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This new drama is set in modern Chechnya, where gays are rumored to be held in camps. Can one family protect their brother suspected of being gay? Part of Exquisite Corpse Company's 'This Is a Distraction' festival.


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Liliya

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Moscow, 2005. Lillian, an American college student, falls ill with a mysterious disease. Part of Exquisite Corpse Company's 'This Is a Distraction' festival.

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At the private "American" clinic, Lilian's first doctor is Spanish, the second is Russian, and soon her British ex-boyfriend has arrived through the window. As accents and cultures collide, time begins to slip forwards and backwards in loops. Lillian's disease begins to mutate, causing new and different symptoms in each person it infects, turning the world topsy-turvy in its wake.


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Welcome to the post-truth era. You're a CIA agent investigating a mysterious catastrophe that has changed the world. Trust no one. Good luck. Part of Exquisite Corpse Company's 'This Is a Distraction' festival.


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