Set hundreds of years in the future, over population is maintained by selective breeding. The standard procedure when having a child includes the government, dictated by Murdyr & Powyr, ordering sterilization for children at puberty depending on family health. Draped over a landscape of pop remixes and poetic monologues, the story revolves around Mothyr, grief stricken during her realization of having a child who is to be sterilized, and Daughtyr, a hopeful symbol of a new world order. The story is loosely narrated vocally by Daughtyr’s doll, Old Glory, and emotionally by an Angyl. Three acts bookmarked by video dreams are pregnant with Irish accents, a dance battle, children singing, Brangelina references, fog, and the spirit of Christmas. DAUGHTYR wails a battle cry for unity held by the generations of womyn to come.
DAUGHTYR is a poetic dance play created and directed by Bailey Nolan.