Review: The Multiplicity of (the) "Matriarch"
Written by Jesse Bliss, Sigrid Gilmer, Sheila Govindarajan, Tamar Halpern, Taylor Lytle, Roger Q. Mason, and Diane Rodriguez
Created and directed by Jesse Bliss
Presented by The Roots and Wings Project and Houston Coalition Against Hate via streaming
October 8-30, 2021
|Bahni Turpin in Remember This. Courtesy Emily Owens PR|
|Cristina Frias in The Truth About Perfecta. Courtesy Emily Owens PR|
|Morgan Day in The Formula. Courtesy Emily Owens PR|
|Ramy El-Etreby in Age, Sex, Location. Courtesy Emily Owens PR|
Matriarch's medley of perspectives, experiences, and voices shares enough commonalities to produce fruitful echoes and juxtapositions throughout the production without coming to any easy consensus about the themes at hand. Periodically provocative and always entertaining, the pieces of Matriarch add up to 90 memorable minutes.
-John R. Ziegler and Leah Richards