The Wandering Uterus Project is designed to redress the recent anti-uterus rhetoric that has entered the public sphere and to give voice to the uterus-owners who face a forced orthosectomy at the hands of legislators across the country. The Wandering Uterus Project is a multimedia performance piece that reconsiders and reconfigures the long history of male philosophers and politicians and how they define and dictate where uteruses can and cannot wander. The Wandering Uterus Project encourages participation through social media and during live performances by those with (and possibly without) uteruses.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dr. Womb & Dr. Tomb

So, we've been spending the last few weeks working on a script for a live performance that would serve as a response to the political discussion about women, their bodies, and, if some in our local, state, and federal government had their way, their inability to control their own bodies and what happens to them. In thinking about the current political situation and our performance we began asking ourselves, where did this notion that women can't or shouldn't have a say over their own bodies begin? Since the dawn of time, you say. Well, you aren't too far off. Obviously, we knew about the theory of the "wandering uterus," once deemed a cause of hysteria in women...after all we named this project after the theory, but we knew there was more to it than just a rationale for when women came down with a case of the crazies. As it turns out, that pesky uterus Vicky and I have been carting around for these 30+ years is just a ticking time bomb. According to Hippocrates, Pliny, and Plato, the uterus (wandering or not) was deemed to cause a host of medical maladies, and that dear folks is where we are headed with our performance piece. We will be introducing Dr. Womb and Dr. Tomb, two travelling doctors well studied in the medical treatments of yesteryear. They are determined to cure all that ails and avails the uterus, and in doing so, healing all that ails and avails womankind, their families, and the nation. They and their emporium of elixirs, potions, and lotions will hopefully be making the rounds beginning this fall--just in time for November.

Stay tuned for more updates about this project as the show evolves.

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