Down at the Courthouse

Premiered: October 12, 2014 at WeisAcres, NYC
Performed by: Cathy Weis

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Down at the Courthouse was originally performed as a solo in the evening-length work Electric Haiku: Calm as Custard.

In this short work, Weis, who suffers from MS on her right side, tells a story about being called for jury duty through which she weaves threads of civil service, disability politics, and humor. As she speaks and dances onstage, two images of her, both from different sources, are projected as a single image on a screen behind her, exemplifying the duality of Weis’ body.

 

Performance history:

Sundays on Broadway, WeisAcres, NYC (2014 – premiere)
Sundays on Broadway, WeisAcres, NYC (2015)
Sundays on Broadway, WeisAcres, NYC (2016)

Sundays on Broadway, WeisAcres, NYC (2016)