written and performed by
The Lovely and Talented Miss Toni Silver

MY SIN is a new work by New York and Vienna-based performance artist, The Lovely and Talented Miss Toni Silver. Inspired by Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht’s exploration of the seven deadly sins, MY SIN probes alarming parallels between early 1930’s Germany and George Bush’s America. Provoked by the current obsession with “family values” MY SIN delves into the ways that morality is defined for political as well as religious ends. Employing original and pirated texts, live music and cheap wigs, Miss Silver excavates early 20th century culture in the post modern present. This work was developed, in part, through The Field’s Artward Bound residency in 2005.

The Lovely and Talented Miss Toni Silver is a performance artist, member of the multi-media collective Temporary/Industrial Arts and self-described “homo-licious freewheeling Jewess.” Her collaborations with T/IA include PATRIOT ACT and TIME-O-RAMA and solo works include BOOBY TRAPS EVERYWHERE, LEAVE HER TO BEAVER, and A CAB IS CHEAPER THAN A FUNERAL, which premiered at the 1999 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Toni’s work has been presented in such venues as the American Livingroom series at HERE, 45 Bleecker, St. Mark’s Theatre, and Chashama in New York, and the Brick Playhouse, Adrienne Theater and Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia. Toni recently appeared as Miss Bitch-on-Wheels in Dixie FunLee Dance Theatre’s THE THINNEST WOMAN WITH THE FEWEST WRINKLES WINS at Joyce Theatre Soho. Toni splits her time between New York City and Vienna, Austria.