Hello! Well, after a bit of a hiatus, I'm finally back to the blog! And ... Rooms Play made a bit of a comeback too, although this year it was organized by SEAPP, and called Rooms Fall Apart: A Serious Play.
There were similarities to the first two installments of "Rooms" (small groups passing through and submerging into art installations/performances, themes like alienation, boundaries, body consciousness, emotions, etc.) And there were major differences (the non-linear route of the audience, the snatchers who [mis?]-guided them, and the space itself). This year we got to install in MAP, and completely transformed the top two floors. And, like in 2011, our opening weekend was a featured part of Baltimore's Transmodern Festival.
I performed a stand-up comedy routine
to an odd audience
at a space called, 'The Undergroundlings'.
All of my jokes were plant-related.
Why does John Waters own so many ivy plants?
(( - Because he's such a big fan of DiVINE's! ))
For the [human] audience, my performance was standing-room-only. I controlled laugh (and crickets)-tracks for the plants. Each group threw cut flowers in response to my final (standing-ovation) joke. But the plants, recognizing their beheaded brethren being thrown across the room, relentlessly boo-ed me off the stage, and the rest of the humans out of the room.
This was A Serious Play.