A Tragic Comic Monologue
Written and Performed by Cammisa Buerhaus
Trying to make ends meet after losing everything at the White House, Monica Lewinsky decides to throw caution to the wind and take up a life as a bartender. Her first stop, the Theatre of Dionysus, a small pub in Glasgow’s Southside. She befriends a drunk patron and tells them her tale. But what is Monica’s story? A remake of Euripides’ The Bacchae starring Monica Lewinsky as a Maenad, tells the story of Washington D.C. circa 1992 with fan fictional surprises.
Cammisa Buerhaus is a writer and performer based in NYC. Her film ‘Private Lives’ has been exhibited widely, most recently in an exhibition curated by Georgia Sagri in Athens, Greece. Recent performance work includes; a starring role in Richard Maxwell’s ‘The Evening’, Language for titre provisoire’s ‘Some Things In Common Perhaps’, and Cecilia Corrigan’s ‘Motherland’. In 2016, she presented work at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Metro Pictures. Other recent collaborations include the opera Justin Bieber Bathos Elegy with Felix Bernstein, and performance ensemble NYCDBOS with Kayla Guthrie and Martina Gordon. Her performances and other works have been reviewed in The Wire, Artforum, and Texte Zur Kunst.