Livestream: Animal Wisdom

This opportunity is recommended for high school students.

When

This performance is a one-time-only livestream available Saturday, May 15 – Sunday, June 13, 2021.

About the Show

Do you believe in ghosts? Take a virtual front row seat for this original film of the acclaimed musical séance, Animal Wisdom, where singer-songwriter-soothsayer Heather Christian lays to rest the souls that haunt her. Christian shapeshifts between rock star, folklorist and high priestess as she conjures a constellation of souls in an effort to confront her family’s mythologies.

With raucous, ferocious music that fuses blues, gospel and folk, Heather Christian invites you to raise a glass to the unseen forces that shape our lives. Adapted from the stage production that had a sold-out and acclaimed run at The Bushwick Starr, Animal Wisdom offers a transporting experience where a concert becomes a mass, and a mass becomes a séance, all in your living room.

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Themes

  • This show is, among other things, about letting go of what has held onto us for long enough. This may be in a literal or metaphorical sense. What is one thing that you would like to let go of? And what is one thing you’d like us collectively to let go of?
  • This show is written from a Catholic point of view, yet the overall themes can be relatable beyond differences in personal belief. How can we learn from different worldviews?
  • Despite this being a film, you will be invited to participate by utilizing items in your own home (this is entirely optional). How might your experience of a show change when you’re asked to participate on a more personal level?

Contains mature themes including explicit language, discussions of grief, dementia, cancer, enslaved peoples, hauntings, and death of a loved one. Children should be 14 years of age or older to view this performance. 

This opportunity is offered courtesy of our Project Success theater partner, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Videos

Watch the teaser trailer!