Suitor Project

3 day performance


The Suitor Project was a reenactment of traditional marriage superstition with roots in the Ozark Mountains. Young females would attach one burr for each possible suitor to the hem of their garment. They would continue to wear the burrs on their clothing until there was only one left. The burr that remained indicted which suitor would have the best qualities for marriage.

This performance had to be stopped prematurely due to an unforeseen severe allergy to burrs.