A Portrait of Experiments in Ecriture Feminine

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Experiments in Ecriture Feminine is a performance piece that uses the French feminist theory of ecriture feminine as a generative starting place for a performance practice. The performance is part adaptation and part devised performance that embodies feminist theory as a practical and theoretical tool for performance studies in communication. The framing essay and script excerpt that follow provide a portrait of the creation and performance of Experiments. The accompanying review essays recount the experience of seeing the performance piece and extend its theoretical work by detailing how Experiments offers a fresh take on adaptation, interpretation, and performance composition, and renews a disciplinary conversation about the politics of performance, specifically feminist performance.