Two couples; one liberal, one conservative. One progressive, one traditional. One faithless, one faithful.
Call it a Day stems from a real meeting with a traditional Amish couple on a freezing snowy day in January 2009. From a remembered account of one afternoon, an almost musical series of repetitions are set in motion. A strange and kaleidoscopic examination of the possibility and impossibility of understanding one another.
At Experimentica 2018, Greg will present an open studio work-in-progress: from sunrise to sunset, four performers will repeat Greg’s remembered conversation with an Amish couple on a loop. Throughout the course of the day, the repetitions will morph into new possibilities using a mixture of prepared and improvised material. We expect it to be unwieldy, strange, ridiculous and pointed.
Call it a Day is produced in partnership with Los Angeles Performance Practice and was initially developed as part of the LAPP residency program with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. Co-commissioned by Theatre in the Mill, South Street and Experimentica. Seed commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall and developed at and supported by The Yard. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England with additional funding by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.