The piece was begun at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, where director and choreographer Kathryn Moller is a professor of theatre and women's studies. She created the play with her troupe of students and professional performers. According to press materials, at one point in her life "sculptor Elizabeth Ingraham found herself on a remote island in Washington state with no place to sculpt. She turned instead to words and sculpted, instead, a long narrative poem, The Sea of Cortez, a monologue of a woman who has never spoken a genuine desire. In the poem a woman goes out into the desert and buries her past, manufactured self and sheds the 'skins' she has taken on in the course of her life. Running up against the borders of her own propriety and sense of self, she summons the courage to cross those boundaries."
Ingraham's "Skins" sculpture series will be on exhibit at La MaMa La Galleria (6 E. 1st St.) throughout the run of the show.
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