Readings and Solo Performances
“fascinating and provocative”
– The Seattle Times
Using simple props and minimal stage set, Gigi’s solo performances explore the human psyche: its loves, obsessions, and imaginings. In her stories, both edgy and comic, she pokes at the bulges under the rug. What’s hiding there? What was she – or someone else – trying to bury?
She asks big questions and then furiously digs though science, psychology, the bible, pop culture and self-help books in a relentless search for answers. Sometimes she uses puppets to embody different characters, other times she plays all the parts.
Listen to The Almost Mental Patient recorded on June 14, 2007 in Portland, Oregon.
The Almost Mental Patient, directed by Michael Griggs, performed at Performance Works Northwest.
Death Wish: A Comedy, directed by Michael Griggs and performed at Performance Works Northwest and the Portland Reading Series.
Waking the Sleeping Woman, Abridged Version, directed by Michael Griggs and performed at Stark Raving Theater’s New Rave Marathon, Mittleman Jewish Community Center and the Take Back the Night Rally.
Waking the Sleeping Woman, Original Version, directed by Susan Banyas and performed at the CoHo Theater, Lewis and Clark College, Pacific University and at private readings in Boston and New York City.
The Two-Headed Person, directed by Susan Banyas and performed with collaborator Rob Freedman at Dreams Well Studio and Lewis and Clark College Gender Symposium.
Solo excerpts from The Two-Headed Person performed at On The Boards in Seattle and Congregation Beth Israel.
Living in Two Worlds, directed by Susan Banyas and performed at Dreams Well Studio.