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My Six Parents

Meg Buckner-Furtick
Performance Dates:

Friday, August 9 @ 9pm

Sunday, August 11 @ 1pm

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(Image Credit: Shanise Gibson)

Ticket Information:

$15 General Admission

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Synopsis

Back in antiquity, doctors did the best they could with what little knowledge of the body mankind had discovered. To fully heal, wounds would often have to be excised, cutting off infected tissue. Most sickness was "cured" by bloodletting. And aren't we always told to not remove a glass shard from the wound, lest you want to bleed? The wounds that Grief creates have to be healed in the same way: they must get bigger and carefully cared for in order to properly heal. Through storytelling methods and movement explorations, the wounds are treated and memories live on. It's a complicated web, entangling these six parents and one child in an intricate mess akin to a Lifetime movie. This production is my response, filled with the various waves and experiences that come from grief. But it is also a story of my origin and many parents. Each has left their various marks and shards in me, but not without moments of healing. From adoption to divorce. Hospital visits to marriage. Doggy kisses to unwanted adult gazes. And even from one death to the other, the ironic and morbid sense of humor that life has never ceases to amaze me. I have two birth parents whom I've never met. I have two parents who adopted me. One stepfather, later legal father. And finally, one step mother who is filled with shattered glass, constantly ripping them out to only point them my way. This is a story of pain, but mostly of memory and love.  

Artist Information

Create/Performer: Meg Buckner-Furtick

Stage Manager: Tony Harris

Meg Buckner-Furtick is an educator, choreographer, and actor originally from South Carolina. She recently received her MFA in Movement Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University, and has just been named by the Laban Institute of Movement Studies as a Certified Movement Analyst. She holds a B.A in both English and Theatre, as well as a B.S in Secondary Education. While pursuing a career in academia, she continues to do freelance choreographic work, perform, research, and teach various workshops. Such workshops include LMA for the Actor, Stage Combat, Mask, and Mime work. Currently, she is an artist in resident at the West Hartford JCC, teaching dance, theatre, and tackling their musicals as the Director/Choreographer. This fall, she will be teaching a Laban course for dancers at the Boston Conservatory. Research pursuits include linking the icosahedron to a d20 and observing the movement behind a grief journey. Between teaching classes, you can find her directing nationally touring productions for the Hampstead Stage Company, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing classic works of literature to life. 

Ticket Information

$15 General Admission

Purchase Tickets Online:

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Online ticket sales will end one hour prior to performance!

Tickets will also be available for purchase in person half an hour prior to performance. Cash only.