The Bastard goes to JACK in NYC March 29th-31st, 2018. Tickets available soon!

Water, waterfalls, wombs, grief, gravity, glitter, charles manson, chaos, the olympics, natural disasters, encephalopathy, ambition, guilt, shame, violence, relational aesthetics, the politics of mental illness, heroin, brain swelling, cell death, menstruation, banshees, scotland, keening, booze, magic, money, the eagles, tribalism, erica’s sports bar, gentrification, hopelessness, despair, “sexy nihilism”, spatial anything, reproduction, representation, poststructuralism, the cuisine in hospitals, and Death: The Musical. I am the only performer but I am joined, as always, by the army of dead people that I love.

Creation and Performance: Annie Wilson
Direction: Rebecca Wright
Set Design: Lisi Stoessel
Sound Design: Adriano Shaplin
Lighting Design: Andrew Thompson
Production and Stage Management: Terry Mittelman
Dramaturg Plus: Miguel Gutierrez
Creative Collaborator: Alex Torra


        December 1-3rd, 2016
        *World Premiere*
         FringeArts, Philadelphia

"There is the greatest cardboard tube song and dance you’ve never seen. Like swallowing a pill if the pill had to go outside your body. Looking at the ceiling catchment, I’m thinking and admiring: You can’t fake the color of period blood. It’s the color of a life and death on your fingers, on fabric in the sink." - Lily Kind, Culturebot

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"The bastard: an urge to fall down, a depressive thought that won’t flush away, the bobbing reminder of personal failure. Grief personified in reluctance to persevere. Maybe, too, the humorless bastard is the big plastic sheet, sagging with blood, hanging over Wilson’s head." - Julius Ferraro, thINKing Dance

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"Events like AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD need to happen more often. It isn’t just dance; it is socially provocative artwork." - Chuck Shultz, Phindie

This piece was made possible with support from:

Headlong Dance Theater's Incubated Artist Program
The Anton Foundation
The many folks who stopped in on rehearsal, gave feedback, and joined me onstage.
And the individual donors:
Clayton Sweeney, Demian Larry, Simon Joseph, Vincent Fumo, Eric Wahlstrom, David Wertheimer, Aaron Cromie, Ellen Chenoweth

Want to bring the Bastard to you? Want to watch a video of the performance? Contact me!