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fictional body parts

Solo Performance Workshop with Martha Rynberg, Stage Werx Theater, 2015. What happens when a feminist theorist goes to work in the fitness industry?  She goes to battle with some old demons and some new appendages.   Solo performance.  Written and performed by Kelly Rafferty.

bless me father, for i have sinned

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014. An intro to Catholic guilt.  Or, how I learned that confession is when you get so nervous that your stomach hurts, and then you sit in a dark box, and then you eat corn muffins. Solo performance.  Written and performed by Kelly Rafferty.

peter+tink4evr

University of California, Santa Cruz, 2015 // Berkeley Art Museum, 2013. Tinkerbell is sorting through the media traces of colonialism that perpetually overwhelm her home in Neverland.  And eating snax.  Wendy is dead/living inside the tapes.  They're both REALLY EXCITED to see you.  Or something.  Where's Peter? Solo Performance.  Performed by Kelly Rafferty with text from Heather Warren-Crow.  Directed by ...

the most delicious little house for beginners (clip her small to fit the boards)

Collaboraction Theater’s Sketchbook Festival,  2013. Tinkerbell is sorting through the media traces of colonialism that perpetually overwhelm her home in Neverland.  Wendy is dead/living inside the teevee.  They’re both REALLY EXCITED to see you.  Or something.  Where’s Peter? Solo Performance with Video.  Co-written and performed by Kelly Rafferty and Heather Warren-Crow.

the gender-neutral fifth grader

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012. She spent all of those hours listening to breakup songs, and it’s finally paying off.  Yay?  It’s not easy being the gender-neutral fifth grader. Solo performance.  Written and performed by Kelly Rafferty. Video Documentation "the gender-neutral fifth grader" by kelly rafferty // scottsdale museum of contemporary art's lit lounge // sept 28 2012 from ...

the wendy house

Arizona State University, 2011. Wendy is a drunk.  Tinkerbell is on uppers.  Both of them pine after Peter in a kingdom of trash.  This conceptual take on Neverland is an interactive performance and art installation confronting the sexuality of colonialism. Performance installation.  Co-written and performed by Kelly Rafferty and Heather Warren-Crow.