Suli Holum and Deborah Stein talk to Pete McCabe about their show Chimera, which uses the rare medical disorder that allows one person to have to the DNA of two different people, for its metaphoric. They use it as a way of exploring the nature of identity and its ensuing complications.
Welcome to the world of Jennifer Samuels, who has just discovered that she is her own twin. Inspired by a real-life horror story, Chimera takes you on a journey from the frontiers of modern science to the seeds of ancient mythology. Co-creators Deborah Stein and Suli Holum have launched a highly theatrical exploration of medical chimerism—the phenomenon of containing two different sets of DNA within one body—in order to explore what happens when technology shatters our ideas of who we think we are.