Kathryn Blume

Kathryn Blume

SEASON 16 | APRIL 2004

Kathryn Blume's: The Accidental Activist

VORTEX Guest Artist

 

The VORTEX is pleased to present the Texas debut of The Accidental Activist, written and performed by Kathryn Blume, co-founder of the Lysistrata Project. Last year’s global theatrical event demonstrated artists’ solidarity against the impending war in Iraq through the unprecedented presentation of 1000 simultaneous readings of Lysistrata in 59 countries and in all 50 states. The Accidental Activist recounts the story of Blume's astonishing inability to save the world. With fantasy and passion, this irrepressible performer explores how she might possibly make a difference on a planet that couldn't care less. Laced with wit and impossible optimism for socio-political observations and deft sketches of determined, defiant woment around the world, The Accidental Activist is one lone person’s on-going search for a good reason to get out of bed.