Schreber’s concepts and voices appear, disappear, cajole, incite, and command according to their own individualized logics. In this short play, those logics drive the narrative as characters like So-What Party and Buttocks in the Mirror attempt to resolve the question of they didn’t let me use the scales. The play text is based on Schreber’s language (half-digested by the stomach acids of Susan Lori-Parks, Luce Irigaray, and Thomas Hobbes). Audience members are invited to volunteer to take roles in the reading of the play, which Michelle will direct “live.”
Michelle Castaneda is a performance artist, scholar, and activist who works at the intersection of performance and law. She is currently writing a PhD dissertation on the theatricality of immigration law and is active in the Sanctuary movement.