Thursday October 19, 1950
It was an oddly quiet and windless day for October; the trees stood still and the birds ceased their singing. It seemed as if all of nature was paying homage to the great poetess. At approximately 3:30 in the afternoon Edna St. Vincent Millay was found dead at the foot of her stairs with a broken neck. She was discovered by a handyman and caretaker, Mr. James Pinnie. There are several theories as to how Millay died...
THE VINCENT EXPERIENCE immersively follows the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay from childhood, to her formative years as a student at Vassar, and finally to her death. A writer, activist, and feminist, Millay was the third woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. She sold out auditoriums in the 1920s, but by her death in 1950, Millay was all-but-forgotten. This interactive and experiential journey explores the family dynamics and romantic relationships that shaped Millay's life, inspired her writing, and, perhaps, led to her death. THE VINCENT EXPERIENCE offers a window into Edna St. Vincent Millay's complex soul and the (mis)identities of an artist.