September 5, 2023

Johanna Winters, HAAG CYCLE, still (June 2023)
Johanna Winters, 2022-23 Grant Wood Printmaking Fellow, will continue her collaboration with Sarah Minor, Assistant Professor of English, with their performance of HAAG CYKELL on Thursday, September 7, at the Nonfiction Writing House (530 North Clinton Street). Haag Cykell is a live shadow theater performance that considers themes of ugliness, invisibility, isolation, and the history of “ululation,” a vocalization of female grief once considered too offensive to be heard within a city’s walls, suitable only for wilderness. 

Written and Produced by Johanna Winters and Sarah Minor
Puppeteering by Johanna Winters, Sarah Minor, Lya Finston, and Martha Strawbridge
Sound design by Ramin Roshandel

This work will be performed as part of a visiting writer series hosted by the Nonfiction Writing Program. The performance will follow a reading with the author Sarah Viren. Viren will be in conversation with Lyz Lenz about her new book, To Name the Bigger Lie: A Memoir in Two Stories (Scribner 2023).

The Conversation will begin at 7 p.m. at the Nonfiction Writing House and the live performance of HAAG CYKELL will follow (estimated 8 p.m. start time).