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The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost

By Ana Cristina Da Silva

Photography by Carly Starnes

The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost is a drama told through poetry and puppetry following the inner life of a woman, Angie, as personified by a puppet chicken, Birdie.

After a sexual encounter with a man, where the participants' actions are questionable and difficult to judge, the relationship between animal and human quickly morphs when Birdie gains the ability to speak. Together, Angie and Birdie are forced to look at the encounter and journey into Angie’s past to discover how they can exist in the present. This one-act psychological drama poses the question: what does consent look like?

PRODUCTION HISTORY

May 2022 - Staged Reading with Catskill Mountain Shakespeare - PHOENICIA

Director Ana Cristina Da Silva
Sam Hood Adrain, Briana Archer, Abram Blau, Melannie Vásquez Lara, Beatriz Miranda*

Stage Manager Isobel Niamh

April 2022 - Movement Workshop at Alchemical Theatre Lab - NEW YORK

Director Ana Cristina Da Silva
Sam Hood Adrain, Briana Archer, Abram Blau, Melannie Vásquez Lara, Beatriz Miranda*

July 2021 - Reading with Catskill Mountain Shakespeare - PHOENICIA

Director Ana Cristina Da Silva
Sam Hood Adrain, James Clements, Malena Pennycock

*Member of Actors Equity Association



SELECTED PRESS & AWARDS

Received the 2020 A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant

Received the 2021 Indie Theatre Fund Grant

Curated for a 2021 Development Residency with Catskill Mountain Shakespeare

Received the 2021 Brooklyn Arts Fund Grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council

Curated for a 2022 Development Residency with Catskill Mountain Shakespeare

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