Contextualized by our era of infinite emergency, The Complaint Society documents and synthesizes a pixelated present of ruined meaning, anxious forces, neurotic tendencies, and looping violence. A range of urgencies–climate grief, state-sanctioned force, reparative justice, reproductive rights, systems of surveillance, the growing fascist theocracy in the US, and the memeification of political mood–appear and reappear in the performance as sirens, propositions for time travel, and calls to action.
Created by Barnett Cohen
with performances by Briana Archer, Deja Bowen, Lena Engelstein & Rachel Rivera
Movement Direction: Lena Engelstein
Sound by Barnett Cohen & Cliff Hoitt-Lange
Styling by JenniLee
Lighting Design by Sarai Frazier
Looks by A.Potts & Doc Martens
Stage Management by Cliff Hoitt-Lange
Documentation & Image credits by Suz Murray Sadler & jb.