After the death of her Grandmother, an American woman travels to an abandoned island off the coast of Scotland and unearths a dark family secret.
St. Kilda is a new horror play/theatrical mono-concert written and performed in near darkness by New York-based theater artist Jody Christopherson, Directed by Isaac Byrne, Sound and Foley Design by Andy Evan Cohen, Voice Over Acting by Michael de Roos, Dialect Coaching by Chloe Dirksen.
Christopherson has been called “a talent to watch, not to mention a pleasure to hear” (Time Out NY) “the ANTITHESIS of the manic pixie dream girl” (Zouch Magazine) and a “Rock Monster” (Brooklyn Rail). Her work has been performed in 28 cities in 6 countries, including Canada, Detroit MI, New Orleans, Key West FL, Miami, Amsterdam, Germany, Lithuania, Australia, New York and has been compared to Margaret Atwood’s writing and Richard Linklater’s films.
In St Kilda, Christopherson uses live foley and vocal looping pedals to create a foreboding soundscape while spinning a tale of supernatural horror. Instruments include violin bows on bowls of water, monochords, pie tins full of salt, folk singing and more. This narrative is inspired by the 1930 evacuation of Hirta, St Kilda's only inhabitable island, Christopherson's Nebraskan/Scottish heritage and the role that music plays in women's narratives.
This promo features the voices of Jody Christopherson, Michael De Roos and a photo by Michael Niederman