About St Kilda
After the death of her Grandmother, an American woman travels to an abandoned island off the coast of Scotland and unearths a dark family secret, in a world where the past is anything but dead.
Following sold-out performances at the Edmonton Fringe, New York-based solo performer/writer Jody Christopherson returns to New York with St Kilda, her one-woman Scottish horror excursion just in time for Halloween.
Set in near darkness, Jody Christopherson, performs live sound foley and looping pedals to create a foreboding soundscape for a tale of supernatural horror. Instruments include violin bows on bowls of water, cigar box guitars, pie tins full of salt, folk singing and more. Special effects include haze, and an experimental lighting system all operated by Ms. Christopherson from stage. This narrative is inspired by the historic 1930 evacuation of Hirta, St Kilda's only inhabitable island and the role that music plays in women's narratives. It features the lost music of the archipelago, discovered in 2016.
The equipment in the show is underwritten by Alexander Sanger and The New York Community Trust.