Mariana Valencia

With observations both humorous and grave, Mariana Valencia unites text, song, and dance inside the content of her ALBUM. Valencia’s body becomes an archive—a photo album, a record album, a herstorical album—in her effort to frame, to preserve, and perform her self. Valencia’s relationship to urbanity, vampires, love, and marginality come into play, through story, song, and movement as she orbits around her question: Who will write herstory? ALBUM is one woman’s attempt to start this process of self preservation—and to offer her future biographers a very honest, very funny crib sheet.

Photo by Ian Douglas

This presentation of ALBUM is made possible with support from Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama John Wells Directing Program.