Marjani Forté-Saunders : Memoirs of a...Unicorn (UNCUT SCREENING, 2017)


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Memoirs of a...Unicorn (UNCUT SCREENING, 2017)


Director’s Note for Viewing: This is a live performance (UNCUT), not yet fully designed for online viewing. Do me a favor and grab sumthin good to drink, a hearty snack, and comfortable seat- u know, like you’re in the theatre. So you can get wit this journey.

In this evening length solo Marjani Forté-Saunders teams up with media designer Meena Murugesan, sound designer Everett Saunders, MacArthur Genius and Tony Award-winning set designer Mimi Lien, assistant Peiyi Wong, lighting designer Tuce Yasak, and her own father, Rick Forté, as set builder, for a dynamic evening of storytelling that weaves historic and personal narratives into an embodied tale of fragmented loss, metaphysical warrior-ship, and abiding love.

Spurred by stories of Forté-Saunders’ Arkansas-born Rick Forté’s life, Memoirs of a…Unicorn weaves historic and personal narratives into an embodied tale of fragmented histories, unabated love, and warriorship.

Making Unicorn led to the evolution of 7NMS| Marjani Forté-Saunders + Everett Saunders, now operating collectively as radical experimenters in art, sound, and performance. Last Fall we commenced development on our eighth collaboration A Prophet’s Tale. COVID19 has wrecked havoc in our field of artists and innovators, and we are no exception. What was a full year of engagements and opportunities to build this work, became an empty calendar. Proudly, we are emerging with a tighter focus on incubating and developing this work, where we are currently sheltering #atHome, providing new and renewed opportunities for partnership, online engagement, and the rigorous integration of our creative process with our lives, as parents, organizers, and artists.

We are asking your help to directly support our ability to rise and develop A Prophets Tale in the age of COVID19. Please click below to make your donation through our beloved fiscal sponsor (and partner) Baileys Cafe, a Brooklyn-based (Bedstuy!) space for community healing and belonging!

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Sincerely, Marjani + Everett

About the Artist:
Marjani Forté-Saunders