American Realness

Dynasty Handbag

Soggy Glasses, A Homo’s Odyssey

FRI JAN 16, 8:30 PM
SAT JAN 17, 10:00 PM
SUN JAN 18, 8:30 PM

Run time: 60 minutes

466 Grand Street / tickets $20

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Soggy Glasses, A Homo’s Odyssey, is a feminist, comedic, fanny-packed, monomythic hero-journey. Using Homer’s Odyssey as both dramaturgical framework and toilet paper, Dynasty Handbag recasts the masculine allegory of returning home in a feminist context, on a voyage though her extremities, heart, mind, bowels, and artist colon-y. Using voiceovers, video interaction, and a giant plush “hero” sandwich, Dynasty Handbag employs the female physical and spiritual body as the terrain for her journey home, in an ultimate Homeric search for her true nature, and she will most likely fail.

Soggy Glasses, A Homo’s Odyssey was originally commissioned by Franklin Furnace for the BAM 2014 Next Wave Festival. Soggy Glasses was supported by residencies at Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony, and is made possible, in part, by a 2014 LMCC Process Space artist residency (
Photo by Alex Escalante

Written, Directed, and Performed by Jibz Cameron
Co-Direction and Dramaturgy by Sacha Yanow
Sound Design by Jibz Cameron
Audio Production by Eli Crews
Drawings by Jibz Cameron
Animation and Additional Drawings by Meriem Bennani
Costumes by Peggy Noland and Hayden Dunham
Lighting and Production Management by Serena Wong
Production Assistant: Morgan Bassichis
Produced by Alexandra Rosenberg


“If Soggy Glasses is any indication, Dynasty Handbag is an important force in the visioning of what we, as a culture, consider avant-garde, heroic, and hilarious.”
By Iris Cushing, Hyperallergic, Published October 22, 2014