The General Rules of Wolf Life
a play with puppets
explores the nature of storytelling
Inspired by the book, Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarisa Pinkola-Estés, The General Rules of Wolf Life tells stories with actors, music, puppetry, and choreography.
"Go out in the woods, go out. If you don't go out in the woods, nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin."
Estés tells stories as a form of healing, rather than entertainment. She concerns herself with the closing down of a woman’s soul and instinct, how it happens, and how to return from it. With this puppet show I consider the notion of performance as a ritual, an offering, and an opportunity for receiving a kind of medicine. I also explore the value of a "woman’s" instinct.
1. Eat 2. Rest 3. Rove in between 4. Render loyalty 5. Love the children 6. Cavil in moonlight 7. Tune your ears 8. Attend to the bones 9. Make love 10. Howl often - Clarisa Pinkola Estés
- Object Movement Festival 2018
- Object Movement Residency at the Center at Westpark 2017-18