Written by Cornelius Eady
Presented at the 2019 Cohen New Works Festival
co-directed by Andrew Rodriguez & Kriston Woodreaux
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.