A Melon Baby's Falsetto Sounds Better in the Bathroom
March 23 - April 14
Opening Reception Friday March 23 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
First Performance Friday March 23 at 7:30pm
Second Performance Saturday March 31 at 7:30pm
Vitas, a Russian Popera star's falsetto empowers a production of weaponized watermelon babies. This installation and performance incorporates costumes, clowning, and video documentary. Written, directed, and designed by Amy Chiao. Performed by Sascha Blocker, Amy Chiao, Jeff Desautels, and Emily Newton.
Amy Chiao is an artist and designer working in material exploration, costume, props, performance, and video. Based in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California, Chiao comes from an eccentric family of Cantese musicians and composers, Opera singers, and mannequin manufacturers. She holds a BFA in textiles from Rhode Island School of Design 2014, where she also dabbled in performance at Brown University. Her work examines spectacle in the everyday through a transformation of cultural symbols and characters.