Dreamscape created and originally directed by Rickerby Hinds
A meditation and re-imagining of the night of December 28, 1998, when nineteen-year-old Tyisha Miller was shot and killed by four Riverside Police Department officers while she lay unconscious in a car; the play takes a powerfully clear-eyed look at the relationships between race, the body, and violence.
Through Beatboxin, spoken word and dance the performance is structured around an autopsy report recited by a dispassionate coroner. As each of the twelve bullet wounds is described in horrifying clinical detailthe damage done to the arm, shoulder, scalp, teeth, thigh, neck, back, breast, eye, mouth, skullMyeisha reminisces about her life, using each body part as a jumping off point. She describes the pleasures of softball, dancing, kissing, and hair styling with sweetness, humor, and all the insight of a nineteen-year-old.
*Dreamscape is the winner of 3 Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP 2016 Awards: Best Lead Actress (Natali Micciche, Rhaechyl Walker), Best Lead Actor (John Faahz Merchant, Best Director (Rickerby Hinds)
Rating - PG 13
Edison Theatre (View)
100 College Pkwy
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546