Collection Title: Susana Cook collection
Title: Spic for export
Date: 2002 Oct
Location: Performed at WOW Café Theatre, New York City, in Oct. 2002.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Political performance., One-person shows (Performing arts).
Susana Cook, producer, writer, director ; Julian Mesri, videographer.
Susana Cook.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:59:15
Language: English
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.'Spic for Export' is a solo performance about memory and the borders of life. 'Spic' is the ethnic slur applied to Latinos and Hispanics in the US. In the piece, which explores the borders between the 'inner' and the 'outer' world, death appears as just one more element of life. The show is organized in a series of monologues that describe the character's journey in search of God, Truth, Justice, Friends, True Love, and True Gender. The protagonist ends up finding the frontiers of the social body, looking for a job, trying to survive in a corporate world. Includes Cook's 'Lemon Cookies' Monologue.
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Copyright Holder: Susana Cook
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