So Sad So Sexy @ Rising Sun
Anna was asked by Emily Cordes to direct a devised piece written by Emily and two other talented playwrights, Kendra Augustin and Allison Leaf. They had been given space on Governor's Island for Rising Sun Theatre. For one week Anna, the writers, and the cast put a visually stark piece together - highlighting the ways in which women are fetishized for their mental instabilities.
Taking on MARAT/SADE was no small feat for Anna. Meetings with Brian Kulick about the core issues of the text illuminated the ideological differences between Marat and DeSade. Marat believes our political structures could be "turned inside out" and "seen with fresh eyes" but only after total revolution. DeSade has seen what revolution does to humanity- he doesn't believe humans are capable of fundamental change. He believes humans are carnal, violent, and therefore need oppression.