I Don’t Want To Interrupt You Guys
Spring cleaning: three friends sort through a landscape of possibly fictitious anecdotes, re-occurring miscommunications, and other junk-treasures as they try to shift their inner tectonic plates closer together. They invite the audience on a kaleidoscopic quest for a kinder, braver way to be in this world. Meanwhile, homesickness and other sharp objects are laid out next to worries about time passing (us by).
I Don’t Want To Interrupt You Guys is a physicalized disruption of the defensive spaces we inhabit when we encounter our most vulnerable selves. Using live media, family histories, and a reverence for the kids we used to be, this piece is an attempt to rekindle what intimacy and empathy can be when misplaced properness is thrown out with the trash. This is a yard sale of memories that we may have altered in the interest of feeling connected to anything at all.
Developed with additional support by the 2018 Founder’s Artist-in-Residency Program at the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation and the 2019 Mabou Mines Resident Artists Program.