Bushwick Starr's production of Animal Wisdom
- By Heather Christian, Co-Directed by Emilyn Kowaleski & Mark Rosenblatt
A concert cabaret requiem grounded in blues and inspired by real conversations between Heather and her deceased relatives.
Do you believe in ghosts? Heather Christian does because they talk to her. ANIMAL WISDOM is a Southern Gothic Ritual inspired by real conversations between Heather and her deceased relatives. Join her musical séance, grounded in blues and bayou gospel, as she conjures a constellation of souls in an effort to confront her family’s mythologies. This concert-cabaret is written as a requiem for all the people we’ve loved and lost.
In Association with American Conservatory Theatre
“The month that I officially began as Artistic Director at Woolly almost two years ago, I called my colleagues at the Bushwick Starr about remounting this piece. Seeing this show changed me, and the music still haunts me in the most beautiful ways. Heather and her band are able to create a space that feels sacred and vulnerable at the same time. Woolly is leaning into musicals this year, especially those breaking the boundaries of the form, like this one. I know ANIMAL WISDOM will leave you full of joy, hope, and wonder.”
- Maria Manuela Goyanes, Artistic Director