Everything You're Told
Everything You’re Told is a live anthology of true stories exploring dogma, doubt, and conviction. The stories are told through audio interviews, live storytelling, music/soundscape, reimagined memories, and movement/dance. Showings have been presented at The Tank, The Bowery Electric, The Green Room Performance Salon, and Brooklyn College’s TV Center (where it was also streamed live).
Everything You're Told is written and performed by Xandra Clark, with music composed by Ryan Hopper and performed live by their band The Year of the Hare. The remaining cast consists of three women and one man.
The latest phase of development consisted of a residency at The Tank with director Ellie Sachs in May 2016, culminating in a public work-in-progress reading of the full 85-minute show on October 16, 2016.
Check out an early-iteration excerpt from the Brooklyn College showing, featuring a story about my Great Aunt Bita:
Credits for Brooklyn College Showing:
Written, Directed, and Performed by Xandra Clark
Dance Choreography and Performance by Kristin Swiat
Music Composition and Performance by Nolan Green
Music Accompaniment by Oliver Hill
Video Filming and Production by Stephen LoRusso