Come to La MaMa for a Living History Tour of theatre, the everyday, conflict, and your own will to make meaning with us. This summer, director/artist Brooke O’Harra embarks on the fourth event of her nine-part project, I’m Bleeding All Over the Place: Studies in Directing and Nine Encounters Between Me and You. Delving into the emotional landscape of everyday conflict, this work examines how gender and sexuality, narrative and story, conflict and resolution, relate and come to form in the dynamic space between the audience and the performer.
The tour is guided by ten performers and runs at scheduled intervals over twelve days in June. I’m Bleeding All Over the Place: A Living History Tour includes written text by Brooke O’Harra and Casey Llewellyn, with Erin Courtney, Kristen Kosmas and Heidi Schreck. Original music by Brendan Connelly. Performers include Becca Blackwell, Jane Bradley, Hye Young Chyun, Sharon Hayes, Laryssa Husiak, Anna Kohler, Zave´ Martohardjono, Greg Merhten, Alexander Paris, and Tanya Selvaratnam.
Brooke O’Harra is co-founder (with composer Brendan Connelly) of the OBIE Award-winning Theater of a Two-Headed Calf, which was initiated in 2000. She has developed and directed all 14 of Two-headed Calf’s productions including the OBIE Award-winning Drum of the Waves of Horikawa (HERE), It Cannot Be Called Our Mother but Our Graves a.k.a Macbeth (Soho Rep Lab), Trifles (Ontological Hysteric) and the opera project You, My Mother (La MaMa, River to River Festival). O’Harra conceived, directed, wrote for, and performed in the Dyke Division of Two-headed Calf’s live lesbian soap opera, Room For Cream, which ran for three seasons at La MaMa. I’m Bleeding All Over The Place: A Living History Tour is the fourth part of a nine part project titled I’m Bleeding All Over the Place: Studies in directing or nine encounters between me and you, which began in 2014 while in residence at the New Museum. She is the current recipient of the Doris Duke Impact Award for Theatre. O’Harra’s directing work has been called a “wildly inventive treat” (Time Out New York), “lively and exploratory” (The New York Times) and “momentously original” (New York Post).
“A captivating walking tour that explores the relationship between audience and performer…the entire experience is a delight from beginning to end. If you have an appetite for adventure, you’ll relish it.”
“a visceral, thoughtful, compelling piece that works with the audience to create meaning. A stellar effort that is not to be missed.”
“there is a unique sense of innocent wonder lurking around every corner”
~ Jose Solis, Stage Buddy
“A meditation on the process of creation and the weirdness of reception…an exploration of the uncomfortable, potentially hostile gap between artist and audience.”
~ Alexis Soloski, The New York Times
Director Brooke O’Harra’s “sly brilliance shines at every moment.”
~ Helen Shaw, Time Out New York
“Before I knew anything about this show I was drawn to it. How could you not, with a name like that?”