An Homage to Whatshername -- one of two full length works created by Almanac with resident artist Emmanuel Becerra during the FRONTERAS platform -- is a full-length devised work that unpacks the biases associated with female-identifying people in positions of power.
How you get here is entirely the point. Because she wasn’t expected to build a door with the bricks of the patriarchy, but she did. What if men didn’t talk all the time and require their opinions to be validated as universal truths? Maybe we could all sleep better.
Created during the FRONTERAS platform, An Homage to Whatshername precariously balances celebration of female stamina with resistance to the gendered distinction that frames our strength as extraordinary in the first place.