Blessed Unrest

Body 2016

Body is in development as part of our two-year Archive Residency with New Ohio and IRT. The full production will premiere in April!


A trauma surgeon works to repair her patient’s internal organs, a painter seeks to expose the raw humanity of his nude model, and two sisters attempt to cross the gaps of time and the mystery of their separation. Meanwhile, a woman journeys back to Chernobyl with a special delivery. Body is a devised physical theatre piece digging into the flesh, organs, bones, systems, and movement of the human body as art and as machine.

The New Ohio and IRT theatres have commissioned Blessed Unrest to create this original piece during a two-year Archive Residency, which will culminate in a month-long run at the New Ohio opening in April 2016.

Original photograph by Alexey Wind

"At its best, independent theater is inventive, emotional, inspiring and has the ability to transform the atmosphere in a room full of people. In the several years I have been attending shows by Blessed Unrest, they have never ceased to amaze."

~ Amber Gallery, NY Theatre Now

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A video by TDF (Theatre Development Fund)