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Pigeon Feather Stick NYC

Nov 3, 2019


Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 is pleased to present Pigeon Feather Stick NYC, a play by Georgia Gardner Gray that follows the eponymous protagonist through a dreamscape of his own genealogy and bodily functions.

Part outcast, part prehistoric man, part beatnik, part war veteran, part bird, Pigeon Feather Stick is a blur between a human and an animal. Strangely fecund, it’s hard to tell if he is just fat or able to lay eggs. Non-Binary Sirloin Steak, his meaty friend, is in fact a piece of beef hanging from a string. Constantly overstepping the limit between ‘nature’ and ‘culture’, Pigeon Feather Stick exposes their uneasy vicinity, while his ornery satire warns us of the dangers implicit in our self-conception. Pigeon Feather Stick shows humans to be useless animals shitting from trees and grunting like apes.


Starring Joseph Geagan as Pigeon Feather Stick, with Marie Karlberg, Jake Levy, and Steven Warwick


Written and directed by Georgia Gardner Gray



La Caverna, 122 Rivington St

New York, NY 10002