Directed by: Tamara Rosenblum Choreography by: Chantal Cherry Performance by: Kelsey Manes, Jinglin Liao, and Gabriel Jimenez Original Score by: Chris Scott Cole Lighting Design by: Anne Slote Videography by: Tamara Rosenblum Photography by: Chantal Cherry
Folie A Troisis inspired by a true story: In 1990 a pair of college lovers, Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom, were convicted of murdering Elizabeth’s parents around the Haysom’s dinner table. During the trial, Elizabeth revealed her abusive childhood and was diagnosed with a personality disorder by the court-appointed psychologist. Folie A Trois explores Elizabeth’s relationship to her parents, imagining that heightened isolation caused a familial psychosis. Daily routine gives way to Elizabeth's escape and the birth of her adult self. The violence of the murder is replaced by the violence of Elizabeth's identity formation. Originally conceptualized and choreographed for film, Folie A Trois is a trio reconstructed for the stage. The 17-minute trio navigates the complex relationships between a daughter and her parents as told from the daughter’s perspective.
Performance History Highways Performance Space (2018)