Pity Party uses party culture as the context to explore the grieving process and the isolation that is endemic to adolescence. Inspired by her many years working at bat mitzvahs, quinceñeras, weddings and corporate events, this work is an analytical deconstruction of the symbols of youth and a colorful, interactive and irreverent celebration of life and death.

Estimated runtime: 50 minutes

Commissioned by The American Dance Festival 2010

“…filled with bright color, great costumes, engaging, bizarre imagery and peculiar skits... it is hugely ambitious and skilled in its scope.” - Classical Voice of North Carolina