The Mystery of Claywoman
Blending live performance and film, The Mystery Of Claywoman is the story of Claywoman, a 500-million-year-old enigma who, legend has it, can cure anyone of their deepest pain. She and her canine musical traveling companion "Craig" travel the universe searching for souls to heal and planets to save.
Written and performed by Michael Cavadias. Directed and performed by Rob Roth.
The Mystery of Claywoman begins with a "found, unfinished, severely damaged and restored" documentary film that introduces the theories and mythology surrounding the Claywoman character. This mockumentary raises questions concerning our need for faith, ritual and validation through interviews with characters played by such performers as Alan Cumming, Edgar Oliver, Amy Poehler, Justin Bond, Debbie Harry, and Ruth Maleczech.
With irony and wit, this fictional film sets the stage for the live lecture. Commenting on our "need for answers," the lecture explores the scientific and historical evolution of humanity from the perspective of a 500,000,000-year-old extraterrestrial.
Special guests will introduce the piece every night including Jake Shears and Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters), Michael Musto (Village Voice), Kembra Pfahler (The Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black), and Rachelle Garniez (Citizens Band).