Soulographie is a durational performance event looking at 20th century America's relationships to genocides in the U.S. (the Tulsa Race Riot), East Africa (Rwanda and Uganda), and Central America (Guatemala and El Salvador). The performances aim to create channels of dialogue through art and conversation.
The 17 plays by Erik Ehn that comprise the cycle have been produced independently throughout the U.S., Poland and Uganda. These plays will converge at La MaMa, as the presentations perform in rotation, completing the cycle over the course of both a week and a 24-hour marathon. The cycle will include opportunities to reflect and converse about the issues invoked by the plays, as well as the creation of art and poetics as acts towards social change. Directors include Marcin Cecko and Krzysztof Garbaczewski (Adam Mickiewicz Institute), Tom Dugdale (UC San Marcos), Alison Heimstead (Heart of the Beast), Dan Hurlin (Sarah Lawrence College), Robbie McCauley (Emerson College), Brian Mertes, John Moletress (force/collision), Jubilith Moore (Theatre of Yugen), Kym Moore (Brown University), Rebecca Novick, Emily Mendelsohn, Laurie O'Brien, Raphel Parry (Project X), Mia Rovegno, Alison Russo, and Katie Shook.