Monday, April 12, 2010
GIRL MEAT is the provocative creation of Victoria Libertore appearing as part of the Air Festival at BAX. In this solo tour-de-force, Libertore channels the infamous Countess Erzsebet Bathory who, over four hundred years ago, gave Count Dracula, Caligula Caesar and Jack the Ripper a major run for the money as the most blood thirsty human being on earth. Possibly the world’s most prolific female serial killer, Countess Bathory of Hungary has been the source of legend about incredible beauty and wealth as well as unspeakable cruelty. They say she actually bathed in the blood of some 650 people she murdered in a bizarre ritual designed to keep her looking young.
Written and performed by Libertore, directed by Rosalie Purvis with dramaturgy by Jennifer-Scott Mobley Ph.D., GIRL MEAT taps into our great American hunger for sex and violence. With archetypal set design by Jono Lukas and stunning costumes by Jeff Sturdivant, this captivating portrait of the Countess will come to life April 23, 24, and 25 at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn New York 11215.
Check out the promotional video: