April 27, 2010: Event: Susana Cook, The Fury of the Gods

Tuesday April 27, 2010 at 7 pm

The Fury of the Gods

Written and Performed by Susana Cook
Sound Design by Julián Mesri

SCook_Fury_xsmAn exercise in Pop Blasphemy. An ecclesiastical experiment in Heathenism. A sharp biting satire that skewers the sacred.

The Fury of the Gods is a series of ecclesiastical interventions that mocks capitalist individualism. Susana Cook uses religious oratory to highlight conservative interpretations of homosexuality and exaggerate them, taking them to their logical extremes.  As conservative narrative appropriates religion to fulfill an agenda, Cook's work appropriates religious and political language as a means to unveil the ways that fundamentalist belief have come to influence public policy and unmask the real substance and immorality of these national messages.

Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 (get map)

Susana Cook, born in Argentina, is a New York based playwright, director and performer who has been producing original work for over 20 years.   Her work has been presented in numerous performance spaces in New York City, including Dixon Place, PS. 122, W.O.W Cafe Theater, Ubu Rep, Theater for the New City, The Puffin Room and The Kitchen. She has also performed internationally in Spain, France,  India,  Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Canada and at several colleges and universities around the country. Some of her latest  shows are include : Homeland Insecurities,  The idiot King, The Values Horror Show, 100 Years of Attitude, Dykenstein, Hamletango, Prince of Butches, Gross National Product, Hot Tamale, Conga Guerrilla Forest, The Fraud, Butch Fashion Show in the Femme Auto Body Shop, Rats and Tango Lesbiango She is the recipient of several fellowships and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Arts International, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, The Franklin Furnace Archives, The Puffin Foundation and INTAR.

Julián Mesri is a New York-based  playwright, director, and sound designer.