“You can’t make friends with or tame a crocodile like you can a wolf. The predator archetype is a murderous antagonist. If you give it any power, it will use it against you. Rather, as Dr. Estés says, ‘for our own sakes, we need to contain and dismantle it’.”

~Suzanne Duarte

“You can’t make friends with or tame a crocodile like you can a wolf. The predator archetype is a murderous antagonist. If you give it any power, it will use it against you. Rather, as Dr. Estés says, ‘for our own sakes, we need to contain and dismantle it’.”

~Suzanne Duarte

“You can’t make friends with or tame a crocodile like you can a wolf. The predator archetype is a murderous antagonist. If you give it any power, it will use it against you. Rather, as Dr. Estés says, ‘for our own sakes, we need to contain and dismantle it’.”

~Suzanne Duarte

PREDATOR: BREAK THE SPELL

(in development)

This raucous Wonderstory ritual calls upon the power of the community to dissolve the archetypal predatory energy that can stalk the psyche.

Much more disruptive than an inner critic or judge, The Predator wants to annihilate. It attaches to our most vulnerable places in an attempt to perpetuate cycles of self-sabotage. It is not a force to be confronted alone or befriend, as it exists beyond the individual and needs to be met with the strength of the community. Often fed by social media and advertising, this immersive theatre ritual redirects this insidious force.

This Wonderstory experience invites group support to individuals who wish to Break The Spell and fight for their right to thrive fully, by alchemizing this life-sucking barnacle into life force fuel. It is an outdoor piece that includes council and incorporates an enormous puppet created by the group from recycled materials.

Predator was born through Pilgrimage 2015 and further scored in 2017 with 35 women. Additional experiential research was conducted with Women in Power, and a performance component of this project is Inspired by Dr. Clarissa Pickola Estés writing on the predator archetype.


PREDATOR: BREAK THE SPELL

(in development)

This raucous Wonderstory ritual calls upon the power of the community to dissolve the archetypal predatory energy that can stalk the psyche.

Much more disruptive than an inner critic or judge, The Predator wants to annihilate. It attaches to our most vulnerable places in an attempt to perpetuate cycles of self-sabotage. It is not a force to be confronted alone or befriend, as it exists beyond the individual and needs to be met with the strength of the community. Often fed by social media and advertising, this immersive theatre ritual redirects this insidious force.

This Wonderstory experience invites group support to individuals who wish to Break The Spell and fight for their right to thrive fully, by alchemizing this life-sucking barnacle into life force fuel. It is an outdoor piece that includes council and incorporates an enormous puppet created by the group from recycled materials.

Predator was born through Pilgrimage 2015 and further scored in 2017 with 35 women. Additional experiential research was conducted with Women in Power, and a performance component of this project is Inspired by Dr. Clarissa Pickola Estés writing on the predator archetype.

Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious bandersnatch!

~Lewis Carroll


Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious bandersnatch!
~Lewis Carroll