I DON’T WANT TO INTERRUPT YOU GUYS
Created and performed by Leonie Bell, Marcella Murray, and Hyung Seok Jeon
“Spring cleaning: three friends sort through a landscape of possibly fictitious anecdotes, reoccurring miscommunications, and other junk-treasures as they try to shift their inner tectonic plates closer together. They invite the audience on a kaleidoscopic quest for a kinder, braver way to be in this world. Meanwhile, homesickness and other sharp objects are laid out next to worries about time passing (us by).
‘I Don’t Want To Interrupt You Guys’ is a physicalized disruption of the defensive spaces we inhabit when we encounter our most vulnerable selves. Using live media, family histories, and a reverence for the kids we used to be, this piece is an attempt to rekindle what intimacy and empathy can be when misplaced properness is thrown out with the trash. This is a yard sale of memories that we may have altered in the interest of feeling connected to anything at all.”
*This piece was developed with support by the 2018 Founder’s Artist-in-Residency Program at the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation the 2019 Mabou Mines Resident-Artist-Program, and the 2019 NACL DEEP SPACE PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
**The Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program is supported, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.