This pre-show talk with Felix Barett and Maxine Doyle was moderated by academic and immersive specialist Josephine Machon about the making of The Drowned Man, and took place in Studio 3 prior to the Sunday show. After her initial conversation and questions, she opened the Q&A to the audience. Here is the transcript of their discussion. (There are some spoilers for the set, performers, and scenes used in The Drowned Man, Sleep No More, and Masque of the Red Death).
I think maybe the best acting is just like being a good human being.
The best human beings I know show respect and consideration for everyone. They show forgiveness and they understand that they will NEVER understand the full capacity of what it is to be that person. They do not judge, they only attempt to make the situation.
But we’re always told in acting to know every last bit about our character, and why they do the things they do. What if you left a little bit of that to chance? You had enough respect for the character to know that you will NEVER know their full story, and thus didn’t think about some of the deeper motivations, just in case there was something you missed.
when Americans compare the World Cup to the Super Bowl
I don’t think you people understand how massive the Super Bowl is in this country
I don’t think you people understand how massive the World Cup is in the whole world
humans are kinda cute we pass stories down generations to instill a sense of wonder in people we’ll never know and we have little bells on our houses to tell each other that we’ve arrived and we shiver when we get cold and we have an endless amount of curiosity and if the night sky is clear our first instinct is to look up at the stars and think about going on big adventures
Whenever I hear people say that classical music is boring I just want to remind them that Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture called for a cannon to be fired a total of 16 times.
remove cattle from stage
that’s not even the best partkey terms include:
- “balance your chair on two legs”
- "continue swimming motion"
- "insert peanuts"
- "play ball!"
- "release the penguins"
- "gradually become agitated"
- "light explosives now….. and….. ….. now."