Landing somewhere between the realms of the live and the virtual, presence and absence, between staying home and venturing out, we've created a performance combining spoken word, movement and Zoom technology to respond to a world turned upside down. And it's been quite the journey to get here!
In early 2020 we set out to present Last Gasp working with a core team of collaborators Nao Nagai, Vivian Stoll, and Morgan Thorson. Last Gasp was a live performance questioning demise: the demise of ageing bodies, civil conversation, and a sustainable planet. The pandemic arrived and knocked the breath out of all of us, as did a period of civil unrest that marched under the banner of ‘I can’t breathe.’ The ironies were not lost as we locked down, stayed in and continued our investigations resulting in a digital performance, Last Gasp WFH.
Now almost two years later, Last Gasp: A Recalibration gathers us in the same room but not as the same people. Returning to the physical stage, Shaw and Weaver reevaluate what it means to be together in a theatre and what it means to perform in the aftermath of a foundation shattering crisis. With episodes entitled ‘The Trump in Me’, ‘How to Set a Table in an Emergency’, and ‘How to Survive a Loss’, Split Britches brings us together to recalibrate - not only facing demise but considering strategies for moving on.
And a Porch Sitting!
Once we close Last Gasp: A Recalibration, we've got a digital Porch Sitting October 27, 2021, 19:00 BST! Join us for a conversation on what we're leaving behind and what we're moving towards in our lives as we hover on the edge of change.
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