Animal Wisdomby Heather Christian
Produced in association with Matt Ross,
Madeleine Foster Bersin, Outskirt Media, and The Bushwick Starr
May 15–Jun 27
May 15–Jun 27
“Dazzlingly original! A combination requiem mass, séance, revival meeting, metaphysical lecture, rock concert”
“Heather Christian’s truly one-of-a-kind opus”
“A captivating storyteller…each song is a little masterpiece.”
“Spectacular Animal Wisdom conjures spirits & raises the roof!”
“A piece of wonderment”
Film Directed by Amber McGinnis | Stage Direction by Emilyn Kowaleski
Production Design by Christopher Bowser | Costume Design by Heather McDevitt Barton | Percussion Design by Eric Farber
Featuring Heather Christian, Sasha Brown, Eric Farber, B.E. Farrow, & Maya Sharpe
Made in collaboration with and orchestrated by Heather Christian, Sasha Brown, Fred Epstein, Eric Farber, & Maya Sharpe
Do you believe in ghosts? Take a virtual front row seat for this original film of the acclaimed musical séance, Animal Wisdom, where singer-songwriter-soothsayer Heather Christian lays to rest the souls that haunt her. Christian shapeshifts between rock star, folklorist and high priestess as she conjures a constellation of souls in an effort to confront her family’s mythologies.
With their raucous, ferocious music that fuses blues, gospel and folk, Heather Christian invites you to raise a glass to the unseen forces that shape our lives. Adapted from the stage production that had a sold-out and acclaimed run at The Bushwick Starr, Animal Wisdom offers a transporting experience where a concert becomes a mass, and a mass becomes a séance, all in your living room.