Painful Adventures



Let AB form a blanket cave over EF her arched back

as she imagines GH the invisible rod shooting out of her spine to heaven

as she imagines CD the curved head to toe of Mr. Heights in the beckoning position

which is not really happening she’s just imagining it. 


A performance text based on Nicola Sabbattini's Manual for Constructing Theatrical Scenes and Machines.

St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab performance featuring Colleen Werthmann, directed by Katie Pearl, 2005.
Photo by Richard Termine. 

Later adapted with Jeremy Wilhelm for the tiny stage of the Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, MN. 

Open to future processes.