Elizabeth E Sackett
THEATRE POET, CHANGELING
Elizabeth Sackett is a writer, performer, and artist with a particular interest in mythology, perception, and the interaction of the bizarre with the mundane. Through these lenses, she aims to explore the messiness of the mind using the uniquely shifting medium of words, often focusing on mental illness and its effects on relationships and consciousness.
According to folklore, the fae would sometimes take a child and leave one of their own in its place. This faery child would often be identified through a disability, mental illness, or unusual trait— thinly veiled ableism taking its place in the development of cultural tradition. What cultural traditions can we analyze, reverse, dissect? What mythologies can we deconstruct?