Deportment is a searing satire of racial and sexual hatred, hypocrisy, and good manners in America. In Part I Alice is carefully taught all the socially correct forms of racism, homophobia, and sexism necessary to become a Southern Lady. In Part II she leaves the South and moves to New York City, where these attitudes are lived with open aggression.
Premiere: PS 122, New York City – 1991
Direction and Choreography: Jane Comfort
Text: Jane Comfort, the Company, Emily Post and Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie
Sound Design: Jacob Burckhardt
Costume Consultant: George Hudacko