On the Practice of Dying

A solo performance written and performed by Erica Mott.
Duration 20 minutes.

Versions of this solo piece were performed August 13-16, 2009 and February 12-14th, 2010 at Links Hall in Chicago.

Initially curated by two-time Obie Award-winning artist and playwright Holly Hughes and performed at additional festivals including SELF(ish) solo fest, On The Practice of Dying traces Mott’s medical family history, theories of genetic inheritance and her inability to dance the role of the swan in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Through humorous storytelling and stilt dance, Mott reclaims the pivitol role she once lost.