“Strictly speaking, that body asleep in your bed is kin to your corpse. Occupant elsewhere. Every night we disappear. Without this little dab of perspective, we’d go mad.”
WIND IN A MIRROR...AYAHUASCA VISIONS by Josie Hyde is a multimedia solo show, a play of ironies about death, guilt and transcendence. The story is a search for enlightenment climaxing in the Amazon in a ceremony with ayahuasca, the visionary vine of death. Live performance is accompanied by an original art video with the music of Tom Lackner and shaman Don Jose Campos.
Josie is coming from California where she has received standing ovations in sold-out theaters in San Francisco and Santa Barbara. This past October Josie performed at Times Square, New York as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival.
“Riveting!" Klein Films
“Magical!” Huffington Post
“A hypnotic feast!” Noozhawk
Josie began a career in performance poetry in 1993. She has performed her poetry in festivals and clubs in North America, Central America and Europe and won poetry slams in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Chicago, New York, Costa Rica and Berlin. Twice she received The Honor Award for Lyrics in the Great American Song Contest.
Josie studied Communications at U.C. Berkeley, Painting and Design at U.C.L.A., Acting with Peter Frisch and Rick Mokler, Singing with Chris Power, Dance with Ken Gilbert and Poetry with Kenneth Rexroth. Spalding Gray was her close friend and inspirer.