Over a two year period, 33 children (ages 5 to 11) were interviewed and shared their thoughts about love and relationships. Their verbatim responses have been re-contexualized as scenes and monologues performed by adults. This is CHILD-ISH, a work-in-progress by creator Sunny Drake. The first stage of its development is presented here for SummerWorks 2019.
Proudly out-of-tune, our adult performers (Walter Borden, Maggie Huculak, Sonny Mills, Zorana Sadiq, Itir Arditi) arrive on stage haphazardly blowing unrestrained air into wind instruments. Their enthusiasm is what sells it: this playfully abstract representation of our journey from cradle to cane as an off-beat improvisation. And it rings joyfully true—the attempt at music and the stilted, unrefined results. This will not be perfect—the idea hangs in the air as the final off-key note is played—but perhaps it will be amusing. Continue Reading