GETTING TO KNOW THE GODDESS: Letters to Hestia, an Experimental Performance- by Linda Marie
Getting to Know The Goddess Series:
Letters To Hestia- an Experimental Performance
Written by Linda Marie
Donations gratefully accepted, to benefit BookWoman and SafePlace
In Letters to Hestia, the Priestess is seen as a "stage of life" representing gnosis, an inner knowing of self-worth. The three female characters are presented as sisters but are understood as three aspects of one woman recovering from spiritual, intellectual, and physical rape. The Narrator and the digital war voice operate as part of the animus that also has been wounded and is in need of healing. The Fair Witness voice supports the women's healing and soul retrieval for both the masculine and the feminine from the violence of rape and war.
The Playwright: Linda Marie holds an MFA with a Minor in Women's Studies. She loves being creative with words and images, being the hostess at Austin Poetry Society's monthly venue, and doing intuitive readings with two divination decks of her own creation.
The Readers: Gordon Magill, Linda Marie, Dana McBride, Nano Boye Nagle, and Susan Beall Summer. All are involved in the arts in various ways, as poets, musicians, writers, artists.
Gordon Magill (Narrator and digital war voice) lives with, loves with, and is the playwright's biggest fan. Gordon likes to write poetry, read widely, and make joyous sounds on various instruments. He is a confirmed feminist.
Dana McBride (Maria) is an Oklahoma native, and has extensive background in the arts, eventually becoming "licensed to commit art" at the University of Oklahoma. Also a published poet, Dana performs regularly with the intent of healing and enlivening all.
Nano Boye Nagle (Jessica) is poet, priestess, pervert, minister, writer, drummer, and lover. Rev. Nano Boye Nagle is the poetry editor for the feminist spirituality online magazine Seasonal Salon, and was a columnist and poetry editor for www.Matri <http://www.matri/> focus.com. From London to Seattle, and across the USA, she has been a spoken word performer for thirty years and is excited to now join the incredible artists here in Austin.
Susan Beall Summers (Annabeth) is a local poet, active at many open mics. She is a Jack-of-all-trades and has worked as a research scientist, biologist, teacher, storyteller, and ghostwriter.