HERE Arts Center presents the world premiere of 'My Favorite Character Was the Talking Vase,' a Pirandello-like work about how we invent ourselves and re-invent others.
An amalgamation of fact and fiction, this lens on legacy examines how we position ourselves within the larger framework of history, and how history positions us. Drawing from academic texts, art, and public knowledge about culturally significant figures, 'My Favorite Character Was the Talking Vase' is a heavily researched exploration of identity, immortality, and personal agency. Mia Hamm, Charlotte Brontë, and the father of binomial nomenclature vie for the audience’s attention and compassion. With a yearning to be liked, a human desire to live on, and a hubristic need to be remembered, these driven individuals shape, distort, and find themselves subject to perception as they are forced to confront their own senses of self.