Rejected Show Ideas
Theatres seem to have a pervasive neophilia these days. You can’t walk two yards for someone wanting to help you develop Innovative And Daring New Work That Interrogates The Performative Act. I have no problem playing along with this, but sometimes the cycle of pitching and rejections makes me a bit worn out. Or maybe that’s playing Red Alert 3 past midnight. Either way, in a bid to make light out of darkness like a blogging Prometheus, and cut this process down a bit, here is a roundup of the growing menu of Performance Projects with plenty of risk and possibly little to no merit that I have thought up in my head. If you’re a commissioning body / wacky philanthropist with a sack of money, just pick one off the list and I’ll bash it out for you.
34: A rural tour in which I poach, steal and forage all my food, then hold any audience members hostage to raise money for my next tour.
35: I take you through a version of Crystal Maze, but each room is just a reenactment of your greatest personal disappointments. The money shower at the end is just receipts you haven’t filed.
36: TED Baker talks.
37: an epic 6-month installation where I sit in your house, eat your food and watch Adventure Time reruns.
39: Fifty Shades of Cent
40. I crowdfund to make a show about crowd funding. Sponsored by BP.
42. I get a spot at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park and just agree with people.
42. A walking performance in which you walk my dog for me and reevaluate modern society’s relationship with waste while picking up her poop.