This was a harder performance for Zara and I to come up with, we really struggled with a way to create in-congruent sound without the use of our computers. We really wanted to use our voices with differently visualization and that is how we decided to do something were we would appear differently then we would sounded. At first we were not sure how to do this and then started to play around with the idea of being adult but acting like children or being children acting like adults. We choose the latter and from there it just kind of evolved. We decided on pretending to read from kids books but voice heavy text instead such as parts of a scientific journals, news clippings and the bible. When I started to look for text that would be opposite of the kids stories I had chosen, is when the performances meaning changed for me. It turned from a possibly funny idea into a serious thing about how children have access too to much information now. It became about how the world is moving so fast that schoolchildren have access to everything and due to that they lose their innocence much faster. I tried to exhibit this lost of innocence through the my actions in the performance and from the comments we received it seemed like it came through...
Here is our score!
Kristal viera and Zara Anderson
Dress: child like in P.J.’s and wearing crowns
Scene: A child's room, quilt, pillows and Stuffed Animals
Lighting Full lights and lamp light
Audience comes into room as the two performers sit on their “Bed” acting like ordinary children oblivious to the crowd.
Once audience is settled, chosen father will say sweetly “ good night girls!” and turn off the lights.
Two performers respond in unison with sweet voices “ Good night father!” and settle on the bed to sleep
A moment passes
Both performers sit up straight very serious
Performer 1 turns on the lamp light
Performer 2 picks a book from the pile, Stressed the title and then reads the book out loud very clinically/seriously
Performer 1 interrupts her when she feels ready by reading a new book out loud
Performer 2 waits until she is finished before she starts reading another book aloud starting with the title.
Performer 1 waits until she is done and then both performers pick a book together and read alternating pages.
Performer 1 and picks up a different book and starts reading at the same time
Once both performers are done reading both performers drop their books on the floor.
Performer 1 turns off the lamp light
Then both lay back on the bed.
The show is over.