Mirror Image and Twin

two short solo performances written and performed by Heidi Rose, Ph.D

Mirror Image explores the experience of two cousins born five months apart to identical twin mothers.  Shaped by their mothers’ careers as 1950s pop singers, these women both complement and contradict one another as their lives unfold.  Mirror Image reveals a life and relationship that now exist only in dreams, memories…and on stage.  Twin addresses identical twin girls who each have a personality that is in some ways too big for their bodies. Too big to control. Too big to contain. They have lived their whole lives off-balance. Would they have been better proportioned had the egg not split? Twin performed as a work in progress and the audience is invited to offer feedback and suggestions.

Heidi RoseDr. Heidi Rose holds a B.S. in Speech/Theatre from Northwestern University, an M.A. in Communication from Emerson College, and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Communication and Performance Studies from Arizona State University. She is currently associate professor in Communication, with an emphasis on performance studies, and director of the graduate program in Communication at Villanova University. Dr. Rose's teaching and research focus primarily on performance, culture, and identity.

October 16, 2015
The Empty Space