Playing Apollo

Over the past year I worked as dramaturg and actor on Patricia Klich’s “Will you stay and watch me dying,” an exploration of theatre through transmedia performance installation which sought to provide new perspectives in the area of performative and visual arts and their interaction with multimedia technologies and attempted to investigate how the medium of theatre addresses mechanisms of violence and power, and the role of sacrifice within them; the ambivalence of love and hate; the trauma of separation and loneliness in the face of death; the dark and cruel side of human nature, displaced beyond humanity; injustice and guilt, which cannot be clearly defined; and the unspeakable loss inscribed, at times, within love.

It was a great experience to work with some of Ireland’s finest actors, artists, and directors, and a great opportunity to go a bit “method” while preparing for my role as Apollo: God of prophecy, poetry, music, sun, truth, plague, archery, blah blah blah blah blah… I hope you like the photos. #Apollo69

Mind readers wanted…

Well, I just finished the first draft of my (500+ page) dissertation. But what does one do with a PhD in mind reading?… And then I saw this poster up at my friendly neighborhood McDo. Problem solved. Would you like fries with that? 😉