SAINTS OF FAILURE
by Ryan Conarro
October 24-November 9 | Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, NY
Carl Jung, Joan of Arc, and the Holy Trinity gather round a vanity table to discuss religion, sexuality, and gender identity while putting on a whole lot of makeup.
SAINTS OF FAILURE is an interdisciplinary solo performance featuring storytelling, music, and live makeup transformations to explore the frictions and hilarity that ensue from the collision of queer and Christian identities in America. Ryan Conarro’s stories and Risha Rox’s makeup design invite audiences into memories of loss, discovery, and child-like play.
Please find a video glimpse of SAINTS OF FAILURE here.
SAINTS will premiere in Fall 2019 in a site specific production at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, presented by Generator Theater Company with support from Brooklyn Arts Council.
Created & performed by Ryan Conarro
Director: Ellie Heyman
Makeup designer and coach: Risha Rox
Lighting design: Mary Ellen Stebbins
Costumes & scenic design: Haydee Antunaño
First created in residency at Goddard College Interdisciplinary Arts Program, and presented at Fort Worden State Park Pitkin Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington. 2015.
Development residency at Gainesville Theatre Alliance Guest Artist Program, Gainesville, GA: Fall 2016.
Presentation and Artist Talk at Claflin University’s Arts & Letters Annual Bash, Orangeburg, SC: April 2017.
Dixon Place HOT! Festival of Queer Culture: July 2017.