bloodrite

She lived in the world from 1560-1614, and she's lived in our imaginations ever since. Now, Elizabeth Bathory is back, this time on web-cam. She's here to reap the benefits of her myth, in all its forms, from the vampire to the vamp, the monster to the maiden. But there's someone lurking in the chat, and they bring history in their wake.

The first iteration of a new work, written and performed by S. Mercedes with creation and design from Other HeArts, explores the the intersections between monstrousness and desire, and roles in which history casts us.

 

Presented as part of Toronto's Digital Fringe 2021

Concept/Writing:

Silvae Mercedes

Dramaturgy/Direction:

Harri Thomas and Yousef Kadoura

Videography

Sebastian Marziali

Scenography:

Other Hearts

Performers:

Silvae Mercedes: Bathory

Sebastian Marziali: Thurzo

The Chat: Yousef Kadoura