The Grief Party
The Grief Party is a short film based on the one woman show, Chrysalis, written and performed by Evangeline Crittenden. The film's director and adaptor, Amelia Mulkey, was attracted to the surrealist devices in the play and thought it would make a wonderful magical realism film.
In this adaptation of the interactive play,the live audience becomes the camera and the stage is her private world inside her home. Our heroine traipses from room to room processing different stages of grief.We watch as she attempts to make sense of her newly shattered world,but always winds up back in her closet with her grief monster.