In the second half of the performance, the conflict extended beyond the bounds of the play, past the stage, and into the real.
Ann Liv Young, a performance artist widely known for reinterpreting fairy tales with an edge, has reinvented Elektra.
The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (BIPAF) is picking up speed, and this last week was its busiest yet.
I am watching a black man gyrate in front of me in a thong over gray briefs. A tuft of synthetic, orange hair peeks out from the front of the triangular fabric. His nearly-shaven head glistens as beads of sweat trickle down his face. His dark eyes stare intensely at us.