Monstrous transformations, teenaged-girl-hood, murdering, 1930s radio: Permanent Caterpillar is a body-horror play with music,
Permanent Caterpillar was performed at The Brick from May 19-June 4
One summer night in a small town, sometime in the 20th century, a teen-aged girl named Charity loses herself in a cave. Or is it a night club? A mysterious torch singer croons as Charity becomes a permanent caterpillar, lost in her own voraciousness.
Permanent Caterpillar is written and directed by Normandy Raven Sherwood; with music direction and sound design by Craig Flanagin;original music by Sam Kulik and performed by the Drunkard’s Wife; with music direction and sound design by Craig Flanagin; conducted by Nick Demopoulos; lighting and set design by Josh Smith; costume design by Chelsea Collins and Normandy Sherwood and stage managed by Emily Goforth. Permanent Caterpillar features performers Jordan Baum, Maxwell Cosmo Cramer, Admiral Grey, Juliana Francis-Kelly, Kristine Haruna Lee and Kevin Shea.
AWST Press published an abridged version of Permanent Caterpillar in August 2015, in chapbook and digital form. You can buy it for really cheap, and scratch your itch for body horror plays with songs. http://www.awst-press.com/normandy-sherwood/ Also, there's an interview: http://www.awst-press.com/library/normandy-sherwood/interview