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Sister Sylvester makes work, often essayistic performances, using first hand research and found documents, inviting disruption into both the performance and the process, and looking for dissonance and difficulty in text, image and sound.
Sister Sylvester works with animals and technology to make cross species collaborations and cyborg theater. The first work was about a person who was part cardboard box. The most recent, the ways politics forces technology to create new hybrids where computer hardware stands in for a lover’s touch. Housekeepers become their tools of labour with arms replaced by leather brushes. Humans, jellyfish and bacteria unite in a single organism on a petri-dish stage. Sister loves classic texts from theatre's underbelly, and her patron saints are Jean Genet, Bertolt Brecht and Joan Littlewood. Sister Sylvester makes work in both New York and Istanbul. Recent work has toured to Bozar, Brussels; Frascati, Amsterdam; Arcola Theater, London; The Public Theater, New York, The Park Avenue Armory, NYC; Bomontiada, Istanbul. Residencies include: the Devised Theater Working Group, at The Public; The Public’s New Works program, at Brooklyn College; and The Park Avenue Armory.