Fringe Fest 2015: UnCouth pushes boundaries

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      Solo artist Windy Wynazz is fearless and funny. In UnCouth, she argues with Barbie dolls, makes out with a mop, and does suggestive things with wig pins—most of it wordlessly.

      Though I yearned for a bit more structure while watching the show, Wynazz’s website includes an apt subtitle: “a showgirl, her yearning, and her demons”. That explains why Wynazz has a sequined bikini under the shapeless shift she wears while mopping the floor, and why a nasty voice-over keeps taunting her about how she could have done better.

      Wynazz is both a skilled physical performer—wait till you see her dance on and with a tiny chair—and a boundary-pushing clown, simultaneously exploiting and mocking the conventions of female objectification while never losing her connection with the audience.

      At Performance Works on September 10 (5 p.m.), 13 (5:25 p.m.), 14 (5:10 p.m.), 15 (7:45 p.m.), 19 (9 p.m.), 20 (4:30 p.m.)