In the Plain Turn of the Body Make a Sentence: Two Plays

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Les Figues Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Drama - 67 pages
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Drama. Sissy Boyd's IN THE PLAIN TURN OF THE BODY MAKE A SENTENCE contains two shorter plays, "Green Shoes", and "Then. The Body." "Green Shoes" was first presented in Silverlake, California in 2001, when it was an LA Weekly Pick of the Week. From "Green Shoes:" "Malvina lost her shoes. After she realized it she let goof Howard's hand. She just stood then, and he couldn't convince her to come away. He couldn't console her with the fact that the shoes were somewhere, not far away. It made no difference ot her. She asked Howard to describe the shoes, as though she'd never seen them." "Boyds two plays represent a serious investigation of form and technique. The delicacy and spirit of this writing is evident in each scene and on each page; a luminous and exact sense of how theatre actually works in three dimensional space."-John Steppling.

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Sissy Boyd studied with Martha Graham and has danced with many diverse and avant-garde companies in NYC. She has appeared in the video art of Peter Campus, the films of Mark Rappaport, and several Allison Anders films. She studied poetry with Holly Prado, and playwriting with John Steppling. As a former member of Oxblood Theater Company, she participated in the production of challenging theater. Her own play, The Definite Child, was directed by Wes Walker; her last play, The Green Shoes, which she directed, was an LA Weekly Pick of the Week; and her play Liddy was the text for Guy Zimmerman's short film by the same name. She is a member of the Evidence Room's Theatre Company and Ken Roht's Orphean Circus. In 2005, Boyd was featured in Fearless Women (Stewart, Tabori & Chang).

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