The Good Life flyer features: A rustic wood table is laid out with a decadent snack: Beefeater and wine, cheeseboard and chocolates, glasses and plates. The centerpiece is a silver bowl containing gold cage tokens stuffed with tiny, juniper-scented alpaca blankets. A crystal ashtray with Russian Tea Room matches is set towards the viewer and a lit candelabra towards the back. Presiding over all is An old photo in a gold frame of Godin and her dad smiling and hamming it up for a birthday photo, he in a black suit and she in a vintage sleeveless turquoise dress with beads at the neck. Behind all is a colorful world map.

The Good Life: A Scented Storytelling Journey of Growing Disabled with Dad * 2 Performances!

I didn’t know my dad until I surprised us both with a visit to Wiesbaden, Germany  when I was 19. Our relationship was always as adults—adults who like to drink and eat! Our relationship became complicated—as they do—over time. We never lived in the same city let alone the same household. Our visits and conversations fueled by compressed time and booze. The arc of our relationship, now that he’s gone, is something that I can have some perspective on—a phenomenon that I think would have been much more difficult if not impossible had I grown up with him, had he been not just part of my life, but a vital part.

As Father’s Day and Disability Pride Month grow nigh, I’m thrilled to announce my new performance @Olfactory_Art_Keller comprised of a whole new set of stories and tokens! Hope to hear you there…

The Good Life
A Scented Storytelling Journey of Growing Disabled with Dad

Created by Dr. M. Leona Godin
June 29 & July 13, 2024, 8pm
Olfactory Art Keller
25A Henry Street
New York, NY 10002

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Performance Description

Writer, performer, and Aromatica Poetica founder, Dr. M. Leona Godin, spent most of her life going blind, so she’s kind of used to it. But her dad—career military man, world traveler, lover of the good life—did not take well to disability when he ended up in a wheelchair for the last few years of his life. After three sold-out shows at Olfactory Art Keller earlier this year, Godin is delighted to bring her unique brand of anti-ocularcentric performance back with a whole new set of stories about family and debauchery, treasure and transformation. Each story is punctuated with a scented, tactile token, handmade by her to give audience members something to sniff, touch, and take home with them. Blackout shades are provided, because you don’t need your eyes for this!

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A rustic wood table is laid out with a decadent snack: Beefeater and wine, cheeseboard and chocolates, glasses and plates. The centerpiece is a silver bowl containing gold cage tokens stuffed with tiny, juniper-scented alpaca blankets. A crystal ashtray with Russian Tea Room matches is set towards the viewer and a lit candelabra towards the back. Presiding over all is An old photo in a gold frame of Godin and her dad smiling and hamming it up for a birthday photo, he in a black suit and she in a vintage sleeveless turquoise dress with beads at the neck. Behind all is a colorful world map.

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