An Unsettled Body
A multimedia experience recounting and reshaping the history of Quaker woman Lydia Wardel, who, in 1661, walked naked into her church in Massachusetts.
Watch the Performance Online
Click here to watch the first part An Unsettled Body. Then, follow the directions below to complete your viewing experience.
Meant to replicate the fragmentation of history and its echoes from time to time, An Unsettled Body takes place in three parts:
“What They See”
“What They Hear”
“What They Do”
You will begin the experience by watching a film on the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts YouTube channel. After you finish the viewing, you will be prompted to visit a website in the YouTube video’s description; this will take you to the next part, an audio file. Upon completing your listening experience, you will then click a hyperlink at the bottom of the webpage to continue onto the final part of the project: a digital gathering of text, sound, images, and performance.
If you are unable to join us for opening night, all of our non-mainstage performances from the spring 2021 season will be available on the Theatre Arts YouTube channel through May 20, 2021.
In advance of the performance, we'd like to invite you to visit our Virtual Lobby to learn more about the production and our team.
This event is free and will be presented online.
All performance dates are subject to change. Please visit our website or the Arts Iowa Calendar for the most up-to-date information.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts in advance at 319-335-2700.