Travel to the communities of Southeast Louisiana and witness how a woman’s fingers are the last vestiges of the earth she once tilled; her palms hold the final memory of a certain marsh. Louisiana is disappearing. It is breaking apart into the sea. The Gulf of Mexico, aided by sinking land and rising seas, has been swallowing this region at such a horrifying rate that a coastline that was a long-day’s boat ride away just 30 years ago may soon be the backdoor to the city of New Orleans.
Cry You One combines a site-specific performance with an 1.5 mile outdoor procession atop a levee system overlooking the vanishing Central Wetlands in Southeast Louisiana. Like the spirit of a jazz funeral, we are simultaneously mourning, remembering and celebrating—rejoicing at how Southeast Louisiana became one of the most vibrant convergences of people, places and traditions in the world, and asking: what will become of these people and traditions when the land that sustains them disappears?
Mondo Bizarro has been creating original, multidisciplinary art and fostering partnerships in local, national and international communities for the last eleven years. We are a group of artists ...Read Collaboration Bio
Nick Slie lives and works on the disappearing wetlands of coastal Louisiana. An actor, director, writer, educator and community activist, he is … Read Full Bio
Sean LaRocca is a composer, music producer and publisher, and performing musician. Born in Laurel, MS, and raised in New Orleans, LA, Sean has l… Read Full Bio
Millicent Johnnie, a native of Lafayette, LA, received both her BFAand MFA in dance at Florida State University. She toured as re… Read Full Bio
2014: Gulf Future Salons hosts Cry You One in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida throughout March and April; Mondo Bizarro engages the audience with a performative excerpt and story-telling from Cry You One
2013: Cry You One is a 2013 NEFA National Theater Project, a program which provides developmental funding and tour subsidies
2013: Cry You One premieres in Bernard, Louisiana, as an outdoor performance in October