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ANGELMAKERS: Songs for Female Serial Killers is a true-crime cabaret concert that explores the moments and motives of female serial killers throughout history. With music ranging from post-punk to indie rock to country and beyond, this concert-play asks audiences: does our understanding of someone as both sufferer and perpetrator affect our ability to empathize? Using the crack-you-open power of music and the steeped-in notions of women as the more sympathetic (and empathetic) gender, this piece asks audiences to simultaneously hold both their righteous anger at grievous destruction and their awareness of the humanity inside each of us.
Written by Molly Rice
Directed and co-conceived by Rusty Thelin
First performed in Pittsburgh (2017) by Milia Ayache, with drummer Michele Dunlap of Murder for Girls and guitarist/bassist Zorahna
Aftershock Theatre, Pittsburgh PA
Pittsburgh production made possible through the support of the The Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative and with assistance from The Orchard Project, a program of The Exchange (www.exchangenyc.org). Production photos: Matt Metrovich. Video: Pixelab.