About the Grant

$35,000 to support Thank You For Coming: PLAY (MAP 2014)
$3,500 to general operating expenses for Faye Driscoll

About the Project

Thank You For Coming: PLAY is the second in a series of works which heighten how we experience ourselves in relation to other bodies, other stories, and the spaces we all inhabit.

PLAY will focus on the ritual of storytelling, forcing it to the forefront of a physically-driven dance-play which investigates how we rely on stories to relate to one another and form identities as individuals and as citizens. The conflation of Faye Driscoll’s life story with those of the performers, creative collaborators, and others will ultimately create a quasi-fictional collective autobiography that is danced, sung, and spoken. Drawing on tropes of narration, pantomime, story ballets, singing, and lip-syncing, we will build a work that is about how our stories and the way they are told impact, transform, and are reflected in our bodies, relationships, societies, and spaces, generating shared experiences that inform our nebulous, chaotic story.

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Faye Driscoll


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