OFFICIAL WINNER OF THE HOLLYWOOD ENCORE PRODUCERS’ AWARD!
TRAGIC MAGIC is a riveting saga of tragedy, recovery and transformation. As a daughter of Lithuanian “DP’s”, growing up in Chicago and needing to fit in, I (Sigute) experienced the ‘dragon’ of addiction early. The show shares stories of my hanging with the bad boys, harrowing blackouts at a young age, #MeToo casting couch shame, wild escapades as a star manager on Rodeo Drive in the 80’s, endangering my young daughter, and confrontations with the law.
I led a dual existence most of my life, managing to balance the ‘good little girl vs. the party animal’. Until I couldn’t.
Getting sober, transforming in India, and reconnecting with my first love – nature – I weave my journey with honesty and humor, and honor my Lithuanian roots through songs and the pagan ritual of hugging trees.
Within my story is hidden the tragic loss of my brother, who had struggles of his own. His beautiful and haunting poetry is scattered throughout the play, bringing a deeper meaning to not only his short life but mine as well. So, in the end, it is not just my story, but his too.
Tragic Magic is ultimately a story of hope, redemption and triumph.