As a part of their Postdramatic Performance module, students were tasked with deconstructing ‘performance’ from its literary text. The given literary texts were Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, and The Hour we Knew Nothing of us Each Other.
After three weeks of intensive rehearsals, two groups of 25 students are ready to showcase what they have prepared, opening their performance up to an audience, and inviting you to witness their postdramatic vision come to life.
The first performance, entitled Rush Hour – Train of Thought, takes place between 9 am and 10 am on Wednesday the 13th of December, in the Eldon Courtyard.
UoP Drama and Performance students present Peter Handke’s The Hour we Knew Nothing of Each Other. Using a play on words ‘train of thought’, the performance looks at the way people communicate on public transport.
Unfortunately, the train is delayed. Situations will arise the longer they wait. The clock is ticking… what will happen during the hour? Will they ever get to their final destination? Fortunately the train has been delayed.
The second performance, entitled Grid, takes place in the White Swan building studios 2 & 3 on Wednesday the 13th of December between 10am and 10.40am.
Based on Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights comes a deconstruction of the rituals and structures of religion. If you had to make up your own religion, what would it consist of?
An integral part of this piece is the use of lighting, sound and audience participation.
Disclaimer: sharp and flashing lights will be used in this piece.
Both of these performances are completely free, and involve audience participation.