Adrienne Westwood Projects

VIA Collaborative Arts
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Artistic Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Category: Local Arts SupportBrooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2023
Location: Park Slope

"box/truck" is a transient performance within and surrounding a 16-foot box truck that contemplates heritage, assimilation, and “home.” Using the stories of her maternal grandparents’ assimilation as the children of Jewish immigrants, writer and director Adrienne Westwood, together with a small, multi-talented ensemble, creates a portal of exploration into the (un)told stories of inheritance: the stories-behind-the-stories. A circus troupe sets up a tent and ring, an ancestor cooks soup, a child bottle-feeds baby lions, a family journeys the ocean on a boat, a woman contemplates the moon: box/truck weaves delicate layers of movement, story, song, puppetry, and video to invite an individual-yet-collective contemplation and complication of inheritance.