Project Development Studio || N2S Map Transcription
What my project is:
Immigrants Don’t go to Therapy is a live Music Talk Radio show. Akin to existing radio variety shows, it will feature performers, live instrumentation, and a level of interactivity from the audience. Through the exploration of the impact of sensorial elements, the aim is to utilize music and “less words/ feelings to illicit a cathartic response from subjects and participants in the show.
What are two projects that serve as inspiration:
What are the first steps?
A mapping/game plan of what needs to be done. I believe I need to write sample scripts and then build the rest of the show around it (music, interaction, etc) as well as research on my “goal” audience
Is it big enough to interest you for a whole semester?
Yes it is.
If it is enormous, what aspect of this core idea can you tackle? Is that a project in itself?
I think at least one performance, in the vein of a one woman-show is feasible. It is a project, that needs to be completed for my progress as a creator, performer, writer, person.
Below is a transcription of my (in-class) project mapping:
LIVING NARRATIVE: Musically orchestrated, vocally Narrated, theatrical, and sensorially stimulating
-Installation: projections of show inside of a space
-Inside of a Built Structure: a geodesic dome
-Concert/Performance: a limited run performance
-Animation: series of short animations/webseries
-Book of Short Stories
-Audio/ Foley Sound
-Size of an ampitheatre
-Size of a black box (theatre)
-Expansive as an Outdoor Festival
-Intimate as a Studio Space in Brooklyn
-Portable as a Flat Screen Television
-Comforting as a 10 foot. Geodesic Dome
-Mobile as the size of a headset
-Sense of Completion
-To seek strength
-To connect to others
-To get out of my head
-Tell a story
-Share a story
-Create a “clusterfuck” in the existing narrative that is constantly tacked onto my “person” when I enter a room, say my name, state my origin
-to monetize, so that my family can be reassured that I will not be destitute
-Other Nigerian Artists
-Children in low income areas, middle income areas, and areas of privilege
-Because I’m tired of talking
-Traditional Theatre-goers/Membership holders
-25+ College Graduates, with jobs or seeking them
-Performance Art Spaces in urban areas with Youth initiatives
-The Public Theatre, Emerging Writers Program
-Brooklyn Museum 1st Saturdays
-BassCoast Festival in Squamish, BC
-The Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC
-Radio Variety Shows/Dramas of the 1950s…