THE LAST ONE
Direction Gema Galiana
Performers: Gema Galiana/Jessica Heminway, Julian Sandoval, Anthony Nikolchev
The last Kauaʻi ʻōʻō was a male, and its song was recorded for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Bioacoustics Research Program. The male was recorded singing a mating call, to a female that would never come. It died in 1987.
“Today’s electrifying performance by Gema Galiana and two other actors will surely remain etched in the memory of spectators for long for the manner it showcased the unique universal and timeless potential of the human body as a powerful tool of expression so as to stir emotions and responses in an audience.”