I am celebrity! I’ve always been famous. It’s just no one knew it yet. I will stop at nothing to make it to the top. I’ve trained good and hard, and now it’s time to put my training to the test!

In Celebrity Bound, one woman investigates her own relationship to fame and the personas that influence it, pushing celebrity to its limits. What are the forces behind celebrity? What drives the cultural phenomenon to simultaneously build and destroy celebrity? How does celebrity negotiate the tension between access and excess? Through extensive experimentation in movement, voice, and language, scripted and improvised material, as well as audience interaction, she moves fluidly between celebrity and fan, fantasy and reality, confronting her own desire for and repulsion towards becoming celebrity.

Originally devised in collaboration with Michael Burditt Norton.

Catherine Duquette is a performer, theater artist, and writer originally from the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. She specializes in audience-performer relationships, movement and improvisational scores. Her solo work has been supported by MOMENTUM gallery, English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center, a Fulbright Fellowship in Spain, the International Festival of the Delphic Games in Greece, and the Subterranean Art House in Berkeley, California. She studied theater at Arizona State University and the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. Before moving to Berlin, Catherine earned her master’s degree in Performance Studies from New York University.

Performance
  • Wed, June 11 | 7:30pmMain Stage

Created and performed by Catherine Duquette | Dramaturgy by Peter von Salis | Sound by Michael Burditt Norton | Isadora Operator – Joseph Campbell