Princess (2005) Princess (2005) Photo/Foto: Circus Amok
  • Title: Princess, or The Tail of a Lost City
  • Holdings: program, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:58:16
  • Language: English
  • Date: September 2005
  • Location: various parks, New York City
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Circus Amok Cast and Band
  • Credits: Circus Amok

Princess (2005)

Circus Amok's 2005 touring show "Princess: The Tail of a Lost City," is a queerly-situated, politically-aware and joyfully irreverent look at city planning and housing policy. The exploits of Bluetessa and Squeemish take us on a quest for affordable housing in NYC, in a legal/magical battle between President Bush's 2005 executive order on Eminent Domain and the civil society's proposal of the Tenant Empowerment Act. Issues of civic representation in governmental processes spark interactive audience participation, proposing "candidates" for the Supreme Court and encouraging audience members to call the Mayor's Office of Operations demanding mandatory inclusionary zoning. Trolls, felines, evil developers, jugglers, clowns and acrobats all come together to educate, activate and entertain. The video footage was filmed at Coney Island.

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