New Ohio Theatre presents Blessed Unrest's ensemble investigation into the nature of the human body. More…
A trauma surgeon works to repair her patient’s internal organs; a painter seeks to expose the raw humanity of his nude model; and a woman journeys back to Chernobyl as she strives to understand the body that is now only partially hers. 'Body' digs into the flesh, organs, bones, systems, and movement of the human body as art and as machine. New Ohio Theatre commissioned Blessed Unrest to create this original piece during a two-year Archive Residency in collaboration with IRT Theater. Note: The show includes nudity.
See it if you are interested in an overlong exploration of how we view the body, enjoy alternative theater, and are open minded about nudity on stage
Don't see it if you are a prude; or if you are easily bored by overly artsy and drawn out performances.
See it if you dare to see how much more there is to a body than just flesh: its politics, vulnerability, beauty, the blessings and curses it carries.
Don't see it if you are prudish and easily offended by the body images that are different from the sanitized, objectified, Photoshopped images in the media
See it if You love interesting staging and use of space, as well as provocative commentary on modern culture .
Don't see it if nudity on stage makes you uncomfortable.
See it if You're interested in exploring identity, body issues, race relationships, life, sex, & death with a physically & emotionally committed cast
Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with nudity or impatient with devised, conceptual work.