The Pomegranate Seed
An Exploration of Appetite, Body-Image and Myth
Every Woman In America Should See This!" - a woman in the audience in Atlanta.
The Pomegranate Seed is a one-act narrative chronicling a woman's journey into the symbolic underworld and her emergence as a more vibrant and empowered person. Cosy created this one-woman-show in 2004 and has toured with it throughout the United States at benefits for women's issues and at colleges and universities.
Originally written as a final project for an undergraduate degree in psychology, The Pomegranate Seed is a blending together of Cosy's own experiences and the stories of other women who have also journeyed through the underworld of eating disorders, body-image issues and the beauty industry wars.
In framing one woman's life mythically as she moves into enlightenment, The Pomegranate Seed weaves together humor and music in an exploration of messages from the media, from cultural icons and family. From Barbie dolls to fad diets, from Eve and her apple to the tragi-comedy of bathing suit shopping, Cosy as Everywoman comes to grips with her body, her self-image and all that it implies, finding a way to joyfully inhabit her own body.
For information on how to bring The Pomegranate Seed to your college or event, contact Cosy at cozoid(at)gmail.com.
An overview of The Pomegranate Seed
"Barbie" - from The Pomegranate Seed One Woman Show