Collection Title: Susana Cook collection
Title: Gross national product
Date: 2000 June
Location: Performed at The Kitchen, New York City, in June 2000.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Queer/Gay/Lesbian performance., Political performance., Feminist performance.
Susana Cook, producer, writer, director ; Julian Mesri, videographer ; Jan Tilley, sound design.
Susana Cook, Mistah, Felice Shays, Sacha Yanow, Saira, Storme Webber, Tanisha, Thompson, Ira Jeffries, Lisa Frisari (musician).
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:53:00
Language: Primarily in English with some Spanish.
Synopsis: Susana Cook ( is a New York-based Argentinean theater and performance artist. Mainly directed to queer and Latino communities in New York City, Cook's work also encompasses a heated response to broader State policies that oppress communities defined in the intersection of race, gender, and class. In her shows, Cook parodies discourses of power, drawing attention to the close ties between the state, religious and political conservatism, and the military. Cook's plays usually feature all-women casts that defy the normative performance of gender, race, and sexuality. 'Gross National Product' is a response to the Giuliani administration in New York and the devastating effects that his policies had on the poor. The play deploys the interrelation between poverty, the working class and marginalization.
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Copyright Holder: Susana Cook
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