Twin Size BedsUnder the Radar Festival, The Museum of Sex, and Joe’s Pub —01.2019 - 11.2019
Text, Creation, Music, Staging
Avery Leigh Draut
Cast and Band
Avery Leigh Draut (Music Director)
Brie Archer (Movement Captain)
Spare and raw, Twin Size Beds is a deeply personal account of sexual assault disguised as a concert. Composed and written over the course of three years via voice memos, Sam’s confessional utilizes original music, vocal looping technology, deadpan standup, scripted text, and a deceptively simple stage design to reflect the complex emotional states that encompass the moment of assault and the reverberations thereafter. The result is a meditation on abuse, masculinity, and the performance of trauma.
This performance has been presented at The Public’s Under the Radar Festival, The Museum of Sex (excerpt), Joe’s Pub, and Loading Dock Theater, among others. Sam no longer performs this work, but some of the music is available online.