Deer Woman: An Autobiographical Fairytale of an Exotic Dancer and a Magical Encounter
Solo performance artist and actress Megan Rippey is bringing her one-woman show back to Los Angeles for one night only at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks!
Megan Rippey* (Writer & Performer) is a Baltimore-born, LA-based actor, performance artist, burlesque and pole dancer. She holds a BA from St. Mary's College of MD in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, as well as an MFA in Acting from CalArts. Megan performs on stages both locally and all over the country, including most recently Marie Antoinette and Perfect Arrangement at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida. DEER WOMAN premiered last May at the Son of Semele Solo Creation Festival in Los. Proud AEA member. MeganRippey.com
Valerie Hager (Director) is an award-winning solo show writer-performer, movement artist, and former exotic dancer. Her autobiographical solo show Naked In Alaska has toured internationally for over 75 performances in the US, UK, and Europe and won Best Solo Show in the NYC Fringe and Best of the Fest in the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2017, Naked In Alaska received its LA debut at Bootleg Theater. Valerie's written five other solo shows which she's performed throughout NYC and LA, most recently at Electric Lodge and Highways Performance Space. nakedinalaska.com
Deer Woman is an original solo performance work that straddles the genres of fantasy, horror, and autobiography to tell the story of an exotic dancer who is visited one night in her dreams by a mysterious half-woman, half-deer creature. She is imbued with a dark magic that is both helpful (as when it is conjured to protect her when she is vulnerable) and also harmful (in that it fosters violent fantasies against others, particularly the men for whom she dances). She must now reconcile her love of dancing with the burden of ancestral rage she has inherited from the monster.
SoloFest 2020 The Whitefire Theatre (Sherman Oaks, CA) (View)
13500 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91423
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