This Noh play by poet Leslie Scalapino travels between the left and right sides of the brain, with appearances by a reincarnated Patty Hearst in the 1974 SLA bank heist and a green-winged creature that is part crocodile, part Michelin man and part charging rhino. The play is performed by The Relationship, a performance group directed by Fiona Templeton that specializes in innovative language and use of site.
Leslie Scalapino (1944–2010) was the ground-breaking, genre-stretching author of thirty books of poetry, poem-plays, essays, and fiction, including such recent publications as The Animal is in the World like Water in Water (a collaboration with artist Kiki Smith), Floats Horse-Floats or Horse-Flows, and her selected poems It's go in horizontal / Selected Poems 1974-2006. Her poetry book, way, received the Poetry Center Award, the Lawrence Lipton Prize, and the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.
A book of two plays published in one volume, Flow—Winged Crocodile and A Pair / Actions Are Erased / Appear is being released in June 2010 from Chax Press. A new prose work, The Dihedrons Gazelle-Dihredals Zoom will be released in the summer of 2010 by Post-Apollo Press. A revised and expanded collection of her essays and plays, How Phenomena Appear to Unfold will be published in the fall of 2010 by Litmus Press. Leslie Scalapino was also the founder of the acclaimed O Books, a publisher of innovative writing.