6:30–8pm / Oct 4 / Segal Theatre

Brecht Forensics, Part 1: Drinking Brecht

Sister Sylvester

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Brecht Forensics is a new work in development, based on DNA extracted from a hat that used to be the costume for soldier number 2 in the Berliner Ensemble performances of Mother Courage. The hat has never been washed, because Brecht wanted it to stink like the war, and so it retains the DNA of those who interacted with it and wore it since 1949. Brecht Forensics will be created out of the DNA itself, growing onstage inside of live bacteria.

Sister Sylvester makes work, often essayistic performances, using first hand research and found documents. Sister Sylvester invite disruption into both the performance and the process, and look for dissonance and difficulty in text, image, and sound.

Science advisors and collaborators: Dr. Michael Flanagan, Orkan Telhan, GenSpace
Percussion by Mike Perdue and Jude Traxler.

www.sistersylvester.org; www.genspace.org

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