What every great experience needs are characters and locations. Chuck into that a bit of drama and we have ourselves a winner but I tend to shy away from drama. I’ll focus on the nitty-gritty of the story. The people and their three dimensional lives.
My intention is to introduce you to the world around me. The locations: My shared apartment, the bar we regularly frequent, the coffee shop I retreat to during my break before classes begin, the University I currently travel to twice a week for rehearsals, the theatre where our plays will run, the gallery our show will be at, the markets, the video slash comic book rental store, the streets I walk down, the town I live in. The places I inhabit in some way.
Then comes the people who inhabit those places. My partner, my workmates, my students, my theatre company cohorts, my exhibition cohorts, the guys and girls whom I see on a regular basis behind the counters over which I fork money, the occasional random stranger, my family who lives thousands of miles away but a beside me at the touch of a button.
So I guess what I’m saying is that I’ll introduce you to me and the world I live in and the way I view it. I try to see behind the layers to the nuts and bolts that make lives tick. I want to see Oz and ask him what’s up and if he wouldn’t mind taking these blueprints I’ve made and reshape the world. I’m not happy with the way it’s being run.