Trash Lord: Domestication
"My lasting thought on the play, I think likely because of where I am at in life, is how amazing the dialogue provided insight into the characters. As a man, being both a partner in and on the receiving end of such relationships, the play really resonated."
-- Attendee of Janury 2018 Reading, Directed by Keith Paul Medelis of Upstream Artists Collective
Trash Lord: Domestication is a performative gender exploration that compares process losing and finding oneself through love and the process of domesticating wild animals. Artist Sophia Valera Heinecke presents a meditation on the politics of self sacrifice and modern relationships that is both poetic and provocative, utilizing a tapestry of personal stories and accounts based on the research work of Jane Goodall, Jared Diamond, and other experts in the field. Part of the Trash Lord Trilogy, the deeply personal yet factually based Trash Lord: Domestication will leave you questioning the ways society and biology lead us to commit to our romantic and sexual partners.
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