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Animal Animal Mammal Mine

Penn Dixie Productions

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Dance Theater

May 11, 1960 – FDA Approves Birth Control Pill

On May 11th 1960, Searle received FDA approval to sell Envoid as a birth control pill - an event which has often been cited as changing the nature of human society forever. Suddenly the reproductive powers of women could be controlled in a way that had never existed before. Sex and reproduction were no longer correlated to the same degree, and the human-female-animal seemed to outsmart evolution itself. Animal Animal Mammal Mine is a devised theater piece that grows out of extensive interviews with women who have inherited the technology of the 60s. It weaves these characters together with dance, projections, and the breathtaking hybrid sculptures of Martha Posner. Posner’s sculptures embody an expression of transfiguration, of dueling natures, of the moment in which we jut into animality.

TAGS: Women
Artistic Credits

Anisa George - Director / Writer / Producer
Ilse Zoerb - Assistant Director
Martha Posner - Sculptures & Masks
Tom Deis - Sound Designer
Amy Rubin - Set Designer
Marah Carpenter: Costume Design
Oona Curley - Lighting Designer

Performers / Creators - Peggy Pettitt, Kathryn Raines, Lindsay Browning, Rachel Hynes, & Hannah de Keijzer

Other Contributing Artists - Marina Libel, Nancy Ellis Pitchko, & Sara Nye


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$12 Tickets for Students (with ID) available at the box office.

$10 Tickets for Preview performances available by phone, web, or box office.

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