Sitting in a Circle
Premiere presented by Intersection for the Arts and Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project, 2011
Sitting in a Circle was a faux group therapy session for small audiences of about 40 people. The group therapy session aimed to help people process and express grief through a series of workshops like: a workshop in how to cry. and a mask making workshop in how to express your sad face. The piece concluded that it’s probably best to bury your feelings way down, perhaps with marshmallows, and hide your true self from the world.
Created by Erika Chong Shuch (director, choreographer)
Production design: Allen Willner. Created in collaboration with the performers: Rio Anderson, Jennifer Chien, Rebecca Frank, Peter Griggs, Rowena Richie & Travis Rowland