Devised and co-directed by Leslie Scott and Monica Payne
Scenic Design – Tanya Orellana
Performer/Devisers: Josiah Davis, Perris Drew, Cyrah Ward, and Kevin Zambrano
In this 10-day residency at Peter and Paul, Monica teamed up with BODYART Artistic Director and choreographer Leslie Scott to investigate the environmental impacts of the exploitation and industrialization of the Mississippi River. Mississippi Styx integrates ancient Greek archetypes with the voices and bodies of New Orleans’ past-present-future, constructing a powerful myth about the sinking city and all the foolish ways man tried to outsmart Mother Nature.
Residency/Public Showing – Peter and Paul in the Marigny, New Orleans. (August 2019)