Dead Beauty Queens

Dead Beauty Queens is a site-specific monologue cycle, exploring violence against women and the expectations and exploitations our culture places on beauty. Each piece is situated in a different physical location, from a different era—past, present and future—and from a different perspective: victim, killer, escapee, wannabe… Where does that situate you, the audience, as you bear witness?

“Gibson skilfully ties together the languages of violence and beauty to create a haunting, visceral story.” BMA Magazine

Dead Beauty Queens - Wannabe
Photo by Sarah Walker.

“A confronting, personal performance, Wannabe used the simultaneously claustrophobic and intimate setting to smash all barriers between audience and performer. …Meanwhile, the two passengers crammed into the back of Gibson’s car become invisible voyeurs, trapped as intangible witnesses to this moment of vulnerability of both performer and participant.” BMA Magazine

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