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written by Cornelius Eady
Presented at the 2019 Cohen New Works Festival 

directed by Andrew Rodriguez 
lighting design: Amber Whatley
costume design: Laura Gonzalez
projection design: Kaiwen Fa
sound design by Kriston Woodreaux
photography by Lawrence Peart, Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin

brutal (bro͞odl) adj.
1. savagely violent, vicious, inhuman 
Brutal Imagination is a solo performance inspired by Cornelius Eady's poetry anthology of the same name. In 1994, Susan Smith attempted to cover up the murder of her two small sons and that lie gave birth to mister zero: a black man of white invention; a phantom cursed both to exist forever and never at all.
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