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A.C.T. Presents The Bushwick Starr's production in association with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Created by Heather Christian
Co-Directed by Emilyn Kowaleski and Mark Rosenblatt

Spring 2021

Run Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes, no intermission

Do you believe in ghosts? Take a virtual front row seat for this original film of the acclaimed musical séance, Animal Wisdom, singer-songwriter-soothsayer Heather Christian lays to rest the souls that haunt her. Coming from a family of women who talked to ghosts, Christian summons a few of her own: her grandmothers whose spirits live in gardens and birds, an occupant of her family home who wouldn’t leave, and a playmate no one else could see.

A virtual experience where a concert becomes a mass, a mass that becomes a séance, as Christian shapeshifts between rock star, folklorist, and high priestess. With their raucous, ferocious music that fuses blues and gospel and folk, Heather Christian & the Arbornauts invite you to raise a glass to the unseen forces that shape our lives. Fresh from a sold-out run at innovative Brooklyn theater The Bushwick Starr, Animal Wisdom will make you feel as though you are in the theater with these artists.
The film version of The Bushwick Starr’s production of Animal Wisdom is being created by American Conservatory Theater in association with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.




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