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Full Moon Show: Revenge of The Cherimoya Sisters
December 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
THE FULL MOON SHOW
A Tom Murrin/Alien Comic Invention
Revenge of The Cherimoya Sisters
A Performance by Alexandra Tatarsky curated by Greer Dworman
They say that to eat a cherimoya you must slice it open with a knife, tear it apart, and then rip at its flesh till the chunks fall apart in your hands. They say the cherimoya is like an apple but more delicious, as sweet and creamy as god’s sorbet. But also, the seeds of the cherimoya are poisonous. If crushed and ingested, they will kill you. And when the cherimoya is cut in two, its insides look just like the full moon. All hail the cherimoya queen, she will not go sweetly into this dark night.
I am thinking of the cherimoya in relation to the moon goddess, I am thinking about endings and deaths, darkness and glowing orbs, survival through moon madness, feminist readings of fruit, and making a short play about how scientists describe the cherimoya as warty and abnormally protrusive. I am thinking of embracing warts. of playing the keyboard in a warty way. of protruding all over the place, especially at night. probably with wigs.
About Alexandra Tatarsky
Alexandra Tatarsky is a song-and-dance man in the unfortunate in-between zone of comedy, performance art, theater, and deluded rant. Their work often incorporates absurdist characters and improvised word play. It is largely fueled by anxiety.
Interests include identity construction, code-switching, humor and the abyss, existential despair, vaudeville and American performance history, self-loathing and psychoanalysis, late-capitalism and meaninglessness, hybridity, liminal spaces, madness, parades, and acrylic nails. Basically, how words, worlds, and selves come together and fall apart.
Tatarsky has performed at venues including Judson Memorial Church, NYU Skirball Center, New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, BronxArtSpace, Performance Space New York, MoMA PS1, Metro Pictures at 83 Pitt St, Maccarone, Dixon Place, Basilica Hudson, La MaMa E.T.C., The Brick, Center for Performance Research (CPR), Gibney, and many bars, backyards, and living rooms. They were a 2016 Movement Research artist-in-residence. With Ming Lin as part of Shanzhai Lyric, they write about human/machine collaborations, nonsense poetry, and counterfeit culture for publications including The New Inquiry, ArtReview Asia, and Spike. Their show Americana Psychobabble comes back to town on January 23 and 24 as part of The Exponential Festival at the Glove. Web: tar-tar.biz IG: @tartar.biz ; @shanzhai_lyric
About Greer Dworman
Greer Dworman is a Brooklyn-based performer and maker. Their work presently and passionately investigates humor and pop culture in performance, grappling with larger ideas in the world located in personal narrative—concerning themselves with the ever-shifting Right Now.
Dworman has been presented through Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church and Movement Research Spring Festival, CATCH performance series, Salonathon Chicago, Brink at Dixon Place, and Brooklyn Studios for Dance. Dworman currently hosts Tight 5, supported and produced by Howl! Happening. Tight 5 is a come-as-you-are comedy series billed with performers willing to try stand-up for the first time ever. They received their BFA from the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago.
The Full Moon Show is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement/Creative Learning, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net