Baroness was presented a workshop presentation in late spring 2023. Look out for a full length production, in the works for December 2024!
Around WW I, a self-described “sexual terrorist” penetrated New York City. Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven: arrested repeatedly for public nudity. Slept with William Carlos Williams, then punched him in the neck. Obsessed over Marcel Duchamp. Proposed marriage to Djuna Barnes. Inspired Ernest Hemingway. Lover of poet Claude McKay. Stole the subscription cheques from her publishers’ mailbox. Terrified and inspired artists in equal measure. Outrageous? Doesn’t even begin to describe her.
Project: Baroness brings together a funny and fearless team of interdisciplinary regional artists as one of Public Energy’s Creative Generator projects.