Show - Sibyl Kempson: the Securely Conferred, Vouchsafed Keepsakes of Maery S.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 7:00pm

New York, NY 10001

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Co-Presented with The Chocolate Factory Theater

By combining literary and dramatic narrative with eye-witness accounts of Sasquatch encounters culled from the internet, THE SECURELY CONFERRED, VOUCHSAFED KEEPSAKES OF MAERY S. reinvents as many versions of the Frankenstein author Mary Shelley as there are definitions of the word “Gothic.” In this work, a string of financial, maternal, and familial misfortunes causes Shelley—referred to in this production as Maery S.—to spawn a monstrous creative expression, which takes on its own life and violent history. Maery cannot help but fall in love with her Monster, only to see it “collected” and imprisoned by charitable funding at a mandatory artists’ residency. 

MAERY S. will begin as a 4-part episodic radio play. 

On a Spring 2021 date to be announced, MAERY S. will continue as a series of video works. Ticket holders will be sent the video works once they are available for viewing.

Written and Directed by Sibyl Kempson

Music and Songs Composed by Graham Reynolds

Sound Design, Original Scoring, Musical Direction and Sonic Staging by Chris Giarmo

Co-directed by Brian Mendes

Stage Manager Olivia O’Brien

Produced by Amanda Davis


Dee Dorcas Beasnael

Brian Mendes

Chris Giarmo

Sibyl Kempson

Victor Morales

Crystal Wei

With special guests: Lindsay Hockaday, Oceana James, Maurina Lioce, Adrienne Truscott, Jess Barbagallo

Date and Time: All 4 episodes will be available for streaming from January 25 to May 15, 2021 at 7 pm

Tickets: $5 - $20

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