by Debbie Minter Jackson, May 26th 2016
The piece unfolds in distinct scenes, portraying loss, sadness, humor, and always nuggets of memory. Sound and lighting designers play important roles in establishing the scenes with precision and gracefulness. Her vocalizations capture the rhythm and energy of nature, including storms that start off like distant thunder and then increase in volume enough to rumble the house. At one point, she holds, even squeezes, her face between her hands, and the stark lighting gives the illusion that her head is detached from her body as she continues to spout sentences and phrases in staccato bursts.