There is Never a Reference Point, StoryLAB, Dallas
A performance immersion inspired by the journal writings and watercolors of Jamie Dakis, a woman diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder, commonly known as multiple personality disorder. The event took the form of an immersive, interactive “walk-through” presentation where “visitors” explored and experienced each of Jamie’s ten personalities. Using live and media performance, Jamie’s personalities presented themselves, interacting, sharing histories, artifacts, visions, and inspirations, to portray the complexity of Jamie's overlapping and multiple realities. Each visitor into her consciousness was required to put together their own understanding of a Jamie’s world, and in turn, their own. Each personality was performed by an actor; the personalities included: 1) Jamie, the host, 2) Patricia, the abused young girl, 3) Patty, the conflicted teenager, 4) Misty, the young stripper, 5) James, the cowboy protector, 6) Rita, the rational student, 7) Marta, the angry, judgmental mother, 8) Magick, the fun loving sexy goddess, 9) Chica, the innocent dancer and artist, and 10) Cleopatra, the reassuring and wise archetype.