Two Microperformance Videos

Theatre, Video

Videos from two microperformances I’ve given over the last month!

What We Owe @ Five Minute Theatre

What We Owe is an extract from PROPERTY&THEFT, an interactive theatre project I directed March-May this year in Edinburgh and Glasgow. It’s an interaction designed for one participant, but for 5MT, the National Theatre of Scotland’s amazing 24 hour celebration of performance, we worked it up into something that worked for both the participant and a wider audience. Olivia, the performer, is rehearsed, but is largely improvising  the interaction, while Roz, the participant, had no iea what  was going to happen. What We Owe is part of a series of performances which, as part of an installation, make a much broader piece of theatre, but which can also be performed in a range of different contexts. You’ll be seeing more from the PROPERTY&THEFT series later this year.

This is not a riot. @ Artists’ Voice

Video at the Artists’ Voice site.

This is not a riot. was a 10 minute foray into ideas I have for a performance/workshop/lecture about violence and protest. The video shows clips from the performance, which included “A History of Violence Pop Quiz”, which asked the audience to decide whether particular acts were violent or not violent (or to give up choosing), “Riot Survival Storytime Adventure”, which used soft toys to demonstrate protest tactics, and “101 Uses for a Half-Brick”, which asked the audience to list creative ways to use a half-brick. It’s hoped that these elements will grow and be added to to produce a touring solo project fir me and OST in the Autumn.

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