Requiem for a Stranger
at New Orleans' Contemporary Arts Center
Requiem for a Stranger is an expansive work of music, movement-theater, interactive design, and sacred spaces created by physical theater company Vagabond Inventions and Singer-Composer Renee Benson. This episodic, ensemble-devised project explores the wild heartspace of grief.
Requiem was conceived in 2019 and devised from inside the pandemic’s tide of loss. The work draws inspiration from texts by adrienne maree brown, Rainer Maria Rilke, the healer Martín Prechtel, and the creators’ intimate losses to conjure an epic love song for the stage.