Directed by L.A. Mars
How does the retelling of history change it––or change us?
Effigy is a history piece that examines three periods of unrest in the United States through the lenses of race, revolution, and queerness: the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the ongoing civil rights movement of today. The triptych comments on the indelible bonds of history and its lasting effects on our society, and looks without a traditional American admiration at the figures of the past whose influence we still see, feel, and rebel against today.
Following acceptance into NY Summerfest 2021, Effigy debuted at Theater for the New City in August 2021. The show was accepted into FringeArts' Philadelphia Fringe Festival and performed at Second Stage at the Adrienne in September 2022.