Madrelingua is a Multi-Screen, Multi-Media Theatrical Performance
Flirting with dark mysticism, sublime horror and existential tragedy, Madrelingua follows a Maiden Prophet caught in a seeming loop of nightmarish cataclysm, as she foretells civilization’s doom from the fall of Troy to the teetering American Empire.
Interspersed with adaptations from Greek texts, Madrelingua fuses cinematic theatre with renaissance, baroque chiaroscuro, and tenebrism painting styles; an epic with phantasmagorical characters of diverse gender, sexuality and body, represented by a LGBTQ+ cast.
Jocelyn Woods (she/they) is the queer multi-disciplinary theatre artist, actor, teacher, vocalist and mastermind mystic directing Madrelingua.
She has a severe, extremely rare Neuromuscular Disability that makes it impossible for her to move through her day without aid, but this doesn’t prevent her from creating works that shatter societal paradigms surrounding disability, sexuality and the absurd.
Founder of the Theatre of Ecstasy, she has worked on The Fool’s Riddle, Gravitons, and Isle of Lesbos, which she also directed and performed in.
Madrelingua is her opera prima as a film director in which all of her previous work becomes fused.
We seek to raise $10,000 which will be used to pay a professional grant writer to help us raise $100,000.
Visit our website for the budget breakdown and watch the complete proof of concept.
Proof of Concept (60 second version)