Persephone Van Ort

Persephone Van Ort

Persephone Van Ort (they/them/theirs) is a Chicago based writer, director, devisor, adaptor, performer, and artist. Their work has been featured with the Neofuturists and the Prop Thtr as well as the magazines Sixty Inches From Center and NewcityStage. They're a Capricorn, avid coffee-drinker, and doter of cats. They like bad jokes delivered with great seriousness and thoughtful art (read: pretentious).

Plays

  • café (a meditation)
    Two baristas who can't seem to remember how they got in to work, where they were before, where they're going after. As they forget their names and the customers keep coming, they try to understand what identity and care mean under capitalism.
  • TENSION
    Allies reflect on recent events during the apocalypse: one by deep contemplation, one by taking advice from unreliable sources.
  • pasta opera, after phillip glass or maybe david lang, one of those guys, one of those white neoclassical composers with a turtle in their ass
    pasta opera.