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photo by Christopher Myers

 

ABOUT THE GRANT

  • $33,450 to The Field to support JACK & JILL (MAP 2017)
  • $7,469 to general operating support for Kaneza Schaal and Cornell Alston

ABOUT THE PROJECT

JACK & JILL is a comedy of errors structured on social codes and trainings from prison re-entry programs to debutante balls. The performance considers the metric-less damages of being in prison; not the time one has served but the measure of one’s dreaming that is given to the state. Aspirational class stories like those of the 1950’s sitcoms the “The Honeymooners” and “Amos and Andy”, intersect with real and imagined entering society ceremonies like debutante balls. Directed by Kaneza Schaal and starring Cornell Alston, the artists explore markers of transition and transformation, and the liminal ritual spaces that bridge worlds.


LEAD ARTISTS

Kaneza Schaal
Cornell Alston