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A Manifesto

A MANIFESTO; AN ATTEMPT AT AN EXPLANATION FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T REALLY DO THAT SORT OF THING

BY AINDAN NEWELL & KALEI DEVILLY

I We are looking for an answer but don’t need one.

Our art is living in the question.

We don’t know.

Contradiction is okay.

II Our art is…

In the moment.
Our truth.
Wacky.
Active dreaming.
Dark and light.
Trash and sometimes trash art.
Gory sometimes.
Dismantled/Rebuilt.
Dirty sometimes.
Loud sometimes.
Violent sometimes.
Soft sometimes.
Completed by the audience.(FOOTNOTE)
Not just Theatre (We wont be reduced to the popular ideas of what theatre is).
For anyone.

If it’s a thought that comes or a thing you see, it’s both (no or).

III Realism is not enough.

You/we/they don’t get to decide what is real.

Real things should be happening on stage.
(Contradiction is okay.)

The dirt and sweat on our faces is real.

IV We will be as honest as possible…

with our words and how we say them.
with our actions.
with the sounds we make.
with how we feel.

(We invite our audiences to do the same.)

V We are not alone.

(Right?)

(FOOTNOTE)
(1) The audience’s history is just as much a part of the work as our own.
(2) It is okay the audience is confused.
(3) Have fun but don’t deliberately fuck with the audience’s head.

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