Iterations

In this house of many rooms, what are the different ways to welcome audiences in? Bernarda’s Daughters endeavors in multiplicity of language, genre, and form.

Bernarda’s Daughters (work-in-progress):
Hotline Sing & Mo(u)rning Call

BRIClab Performing Arts Residency
February 2021 | BRIC Arts

Bernarda’s Daughters (work-in-progress) is an interrogation of where grief and joy reside in our bodies, in our sounds, in the streets we traverse daily. Directed by Dominique Rider

Hotline Sing
Reach the Abellard sisters by phone. Each entry leads to a sound of joy, grief, pleasure, wonder, frustration, or freedom. Experience Bernarda’s Daughters via telephone through a self-guided series of audio selections with excerpts from the play, sonic interventions, readings from related works, and more (standard voice and text message rates apply).

Mo(u)rning Call
Listen to the world of Bernarda’s Daughters in this digital EP with guest appearances from music artists L’Rain and Anaïs Maviel.


Each Body Remains a Miracle
Brooklyn Utopias
August 2020 – October 2020 | Old Stone House

Each Body Remains a Miracle continues the work of Each Body Is (Still) a Miracle. Returning Bernarda’s Daughters to its roots of social praxis, this work reflects on the play’s themes of living in Brooklyn with the essay Florence Delva and a writing workshop/walk called What Comes from the Garden.


Bernarda’s Daughters
Playwrights’ Week
November 2019 | The Lark

With support from The Lark, Bernarda’s Daughters received a week-long development process culminating in a staged reading directed by Dominique Rider. Check out this interview about Bernarda’s Daughters at The Lark.


Each Body is (still) a Miracle
(after)care
June 2019 | No Longer Empty at Kings County Hospital

Each Body Is (Still) a Miracle puts Bernarda’s Daughters into social praxis, reflecting on care, gentrification, and wellness in three parts: Adelva Called Adela: Notes on Flatbush (an essay on gentrification and living in Flatbush); By Numbers By Miracles (an instant book/print/reportage on the relationship between Haiti and the U.S); and Petit Plasaj (a floral crown making workshop at Kings County Hospital). The exhibition was organized by No Longer Empty’s Curatorial Lab in partnership with Kings County Hospital.


The Final Act
Hold(ing) Tight
Nov 2018 – Jan 2019 | Woskob Family Gallery at Penn State University

The Final Act is a series of seven postcards making up the fifth act of Bernarda’s Daughters. In this group exhibition curated by Mark Joshua Epstein and Stina Puotinen, artists were asked to reflect on both the physical space of a waiting room and the sensation of waiting itself, asking the audience what it means to hold tight to beliefs, to each other, and to a vision for a bright future in a time of political and social uncertainty.