WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY DAN SHANAHAN (2008)
PART OF TORN SPACE THEATER’S ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE SERIES
Stivale is an environment sustained through the act of creating desire.
Focusing on two figures devoid of history and language, we witness the formation of their identity through the marketability of desire, emotion, and lust; continually displayed within consumer culture. The language of William Shakespeare’s sonnets is filtered through advertising slogans, the sounds of Phil Spector and high school romance to bring out themes concerning the desire to preserve beauty against time and decay.