Hello, Theatre

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Last Sunday night I presented a brief performance in Tamarama Rock Surfer’s regular scratch night ‘Cut and Paste’. In the spirit of the evening, my performance was an experiment. I was interested in the kind of theatre I saw in Belgium last year and was certain that this show had to be focused on the experience of the audience. The result was a very awkward ten minutes in the theatre. I forced unwilling audience members to do things they didn’t want to do. I was surprised how easy it is to manipulate people when you assume authority.  Read The Rest

A TED Talk

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I’ve been thinking about TED. It basically says that if someone is an expert about something, we don’t have to worry about it ourselves. That box has been ticked. Really smart people are doing something about it, so I can go back to Etsy or Wife Swap USA. This is a monologue I wrote when I wanted to write a show about the West’s attitude to Africa. I’m not so interested in this form anymore, but this was a starting point for something more performative.  Read The Rest

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