We are making a new play that isn’t really a play. As a part of the work we’re doing on this non-play is collaborating with Xander Marro on a video that goes in the piece and Kirsten Volness and Jacob Richman on writing a song that we will teach the audience to sing. Both avenues of creation are new to us and all are artists we’ve admired for a long time, but never worked with. In other words, we’re having a good time.
We can’t show you the video or sing you the song (yet!), but we thought it might be fun to share a couple little teasers.
So! Here is a still from a video test shoot Xander did with us to get the green screen down:
And here are the lyrics of the amazing song we wrote with Kirsten and Jacob:
We live in a dead man’s house.
We live in someone else’s dream.
I live in a time of creation.
My bones grow while I sleep.
Show up when you’re ready.
Tell me how you feel.
Dirty snow is dirty
Because we get behind the wheel.
Past hopes. Future wishes.
Time washes the grooves of our struggle
From the shores of our remembering.
Who will sing your song when I am dead?
Then there’s also this little chant:
If it’s useful, celebrate it!
If it’s crashing, elevate it!
See you June 1-12 at AS220 in Providence.