S/He uses gender and race reversals to take a new look at current events and social attitudes in America. A black female president of the US holds a press conference with the audience while the Clarence Thomas hearings present a black female Senate panel presiding over a white Thomas and Anita Hill. Male and female uses of space and physical vocabulary are turned upside down.
Premiere: The Joyce Theater, New York City – 1995
Concept and Direction: Jane Comfort
Choreography: Jane Comfort and Company
Text: Jane Comfort, testimony from the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings and Company members
Music: Mio Morales, Positive K, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Paul Anka (arranged by Adrian Carr), traditional spiritual, and Company members
Costumes: Liz Prince
Lighting Design: David Ferri
Funding: Altogether Different Fund for New Works, National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts.