The Drunkard's Wife is a theater company led by Normandy Sherwood and Craig Flanagin that creates theatrical and musical spectacles in New York City. Our mission is to create and produce experimental musical plays and site-specific theatrical environments with a generous, maximalist design sense. Our plays are darkly comic, language-drunk, full of reverence for the hand-made and therefore wholeheartedly feminist and anticapitalist. We are drawn to represent festivals and celebrations in our work, as well as complex moments of moral and emotional ambiguity. As such, our theatrical style combines our impulses towards camp, the carnivalesque, and the maximal with an appetite for subtlety, complex argument and tenderness. We make music that draws from folk mountain music traditions and no-wave dissonance, and that incorporates complex time signatures and improvisation.
Normandy Sherwood is a playwright, costumer, director and performer. Her plays have been presented at The New Ohio Theater, The Public Theater, The Kitchen, Dixon Place, The Brick and more. In addition to her work with The Drunkard’s Wife, She was a co-Artistic Director of the OBIE-award-winning National Theater of the United States of America (2000-2017, R.I.P.). As a costume designer she has worked with Mac Wellman, Young Jean Lee, Half Straddle, Faye Driscoll (BESSIE Award, 2009) and more. www.normandysherwood.com
Craig Flanagin is a guitarist, composer, playwright, theater director and carpenter. He is a member of the bands God Is My Co-Pilot, Attractive Nuisance, and Vermit. He has toured worldwide as a guitarist, playing in more than 40 countries over three decades. As an improviser, he has recorded or appeared on stage with the likes of John Zorn, and Elliott Sharp-- and has booked the Noise Workshop music series since 1994.
The Drunkard's Wife
Normandy Sherwood, Co-Artistic Director:
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