From the Pig Pile: The Requisite Gesture(s) of Narrow Approach

Sibyl Kempson and The Pig Pile

For three {hundred thousand} years now, we of the Pig Pile have squirmed and squealed and de-structed our way across a vast landscape of associative histories. At times, under the influence of certain alignments, they morph together into a narrative structure, and at others elude us completely. We continue to uproot and overturn, faithful to an underlying order beneath our normal reality we cannot see or know until we lay it bare. There is no panacea for feral swine work. The closer we get to the complicated, complicated porcine truth of what it means to be human, the more our numbers have dwindled, and we are now on the brink of extinction. Only you can help us to piece these pieces together, before it’s too late. Note: If you have any wooden items that you wish to be preserved for all eternity, you may please to bring them with you to the occasion.

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Written by Sibyl Kempson in collaboration with the Austin Pig Pile.

Directors: Jenny Larson and Shawn Sides

Performers: Florinda Bryant Wesley Bryant Robert Fisher Hannah Kenah Renna Larson Lana Lesley David Jones Todd London Christi Moore Mical Trejo Cole Wilson

Designers: Graham Reynolds Robert Fisher Connor Hopkins Lisa Laratta Hope Bennett Steven Shirey Ben Schave

The Austin Pig Pile is the nickname for the three year collaboration of Austin artists and theater companies coming together for the Full Stage USA – Austin project created and sponsored by New Dramatists in NYC with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Performance Network, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. In collaboration with Scriptworks, Fusebox Festival, Physical Plant, Rude Mechs, Rubber Repertory, and Salvage Vanguard Theater.


From the Pig Pile: The Requisite Gesture(s) of Narrow Approach is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Fusebox in partnership with The Chocolate Factory (NYC) and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information:

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