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7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.

Photo by Paula Court

7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co. was founded in April 2015 by playwright Sibyl Kempson, and was launched from the Martin E. Segal Center. Our first production, Kempson’s Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag, premiered in the Underground Theater at Abrons Arts Center in the same month and is now published by 53rd State Press. Named for Brian Sykes’ genealogical theory of mitochondrial DNA, which posits that we are all descended along matrilineal lines from a very small number of original mothers, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr & Perf. Co. unearths and contemplates – in contexts of live performance, ritual and installation – places in human and non-human history where science, religion, and feminism intersect. Our primary guiding principles are to intuitively uncover new narrative structures, locating the signals and patterns of a deeper order than that of the strictly logical, to interrogate perceptions of the civilized in relation to ideas and preconceptions of the barbaric, the sacred, the profane, the true, the ordinary, and the in/animate; to multiply possibilities of meaning, foster imaginative practice in all participants of a performance event, inviting all to exercise alternate ways of knowing.

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September 22, 4:02 pm
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March 20, 12:15 pm
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September 22, 9:54 pm
December 21, 5:23 pm