Earshot

I have been working with the fantastically creative (and deeply funny) Kate Hunter. She has been collecting eavesdropped conversations from cafes, parks and waiting rooms and weaving them into a performance. A showing of progress made thus far is happening this Thursday at Theatreworks as part of the FOLA festival. Jem Savage is our all-things-technical/sound guy extraordinaire and he has made some superb soundings to accompany our work.

Kate is also interested in predictive text and its capacity to create moments of hilarity or poetry. There are screens behind us to highlight the difference between what we hear and what we read.

I have loved being part of this development. It has been fun and intriguing. The working environment has been relaxed and calm with – best of all – moments of such extreme stupidity we have been bent double with laughter.

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