500 Years: a Fax from Denise Stoklos to Christopher Columbus
Denise Stoklos stages a direct confrontation with history. As part of the 500th year anniversary of the "discovery" of the Americas, Stoklos's Fax outlines the devastating consequences of colonization. "The work is one long rant about historical truth. Perhaps the most discursive of Stoklos's plays in the sense that its text is a discourse directly delivered to Columbus (and his inheritors in exploitation), Fax gives voice to a counter-reading of the celebration of the discovery of the Americas." Leslie Damasceno, from "The Gestural Art of Recaliming Utopia" in Holy Terrors, Duke UP, 2003.