::: THIS IS A PROTECTED AREA / PRIMORDIAL RETURN 

This Is A Protected Area is a darkly comic clown-eyed meditation on colonialism and preservation, built using suitcase-theater spectacle, cardboard construction, and found objects. The piece was created collaboratively by Eli Nixon and Anne Cecelia Haney, alongside musicians Emily Dix Thomas and Matt Schrieber, during a week-long residency at Barn Arts Collective on Mt. Desert Island, Maine. This Is A Protected Area is original material developed as part of Anne and Eli's continuing work on Blood Bag, a new play about a queer skeleton’s efforts to decolonize their marrow and learn to hear the moon.