Art Apart: Zephyr who Swallowed Four Moons
This project has been presented live on Firday, May 1st on Instagram. You can watch a recording below.
About the project
Zephyr who Swallowed Four Moons is a physical, poetic solo show that follows a teenage girl over one night as she wrestles with her mixed-race identity, unreliable sources of guidance, and problematic sexual attention. Anime, K-pop and magical realism influences are used to create her fantastical world as she fights to hold onto her imagination, sense of self, and power.
This project received financial support from the National Theatre School of Canada via the Art Apart program, an emergency fund for emerging artists who are affected by physical distancing due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
About the artist
Shay Virginillo is a writer, actor and theatre artist based in Vancouver. She loves to create collaboratively, physically and experiment with form. Her show Zephyr who Swallowed Four Moons was developed at the Assembly Theatre in Toronto and was inspired by teens she met while co-creating various shows for young audiences, as well as her own experiences. She is a graduate of the National Theatre School's Acting program and most recently was an actor and co-creator of Brain Storm (Lucid Ludic in association with Why Not Theatre).