Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival: POOL

Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival: POOL

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About This Show

POOL is a collaborative fusion of performance, visual art, and documentary that explores the male gaze, self-objectification, and the way power shifts as we move between looking, seeing, and being seen. In a society that sees self-objectification of the feminine both encouraged and derided by the dominant culture and its critics alike, internalized oppression is erased. POOL sets out to bring this intergenerational wounding into view. In POOL, the unmet needs of patriarchy’s citizens are isolated, magnified, and transferred into a fabricated system in which the characters struggle with their perceived deficits according to an unexpected set of rules. On stage covered with rows of Barbie dolls, four performers enact a vivid triptych: two men, competing to satisfy their own narcissism; a ghost of a woman whose shattered identity lives among the infinite gazes of men; and a young girl whose solid, stable presence throws into high relief the others’ disturbances.

Show Details

Running Time: 0hr 45min (0 intermissions)
Dates: One Night Only: June 13, 2023
Location: Bohemian National Hall, New York City

321 E 73rd St,

New York,


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Ticket Office: (212) 988-1733

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