LOW poses the question: What is insanity? This one-woman multi-media work explores the stigma and isolation surrounding mental illness and asserts that reaching a real state of “well being” is a revolutionary act. The text for LOW is a series of poems and monologues that reveal the multi-layered personality of Lowquesha through a mixture of reality, fantasy, insanity and truth.
Rha Goddess (scenario/actor), Lenora Pace (co-developer); Chay Yew (director), Sasha Dees (producer), Blue Noise Department (interaction design and video); Rennie Harris (movement); Darrin Ross, Marcel Wierckx & Baba Israel (sound design). An international co-production between Divine Dime Entertainment, and Sasha Dees for Made in da Shade.
Tour 2006 – 2010. Preview ACT-Festival Rotterdam (2005) / World Premiere: Humana Festival Louiseville (2006) / NY-premiere: Kumble Theater, Brooklyn (2006). Off Broadway run in Public Theater (2008).
LOW is made possible in part with grants from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Meet the Composer, the NPN Creation Fund, Nederland Foundation for the Performing Arts (FPK), and Theater Institute Nederland (TIN). Association of Performing Arts Presenters Next Steps Program, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. LOW has received commissioning support from 651 ARTS, Brooklyn, NY; and New World Theater, Amherst, MA. Crucial developmental residencies have been provided by the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY), New York Theatre Workshop, Center for Creative Education (Stone Ridge, NY), The Hourglass Group and North American Cultural Laboratory (Highland Lakes, NY).