An experiment in Living, 3 days a prisoner in my apartment
From May 2 to May 5, two strangers, Michael Lewis (prisoner) and Jana Leo (host), lived together. Michael Lewis, who was on parole, agreed to become a voluntary prisoner. The terms of agreement were: stay in Jana Leo’s apartment for three days (72 hours from Friday, May 2, at 10 am to Monday, May 5, at 10 am) in exchange for a $200 payment.
In terms of pure theater, these video clips offer some interesting commentary on what An Experiment In Living is all about. When living in enclosed spaces, people react and interact in aggressive ways they might not act out in other circumstances (e.g., Terry Williams refereeing for the “fighting for the lamb chops” situation). Confinement does something to people: even when they know they will not be confined for very long, and can walk out the door at any moment, they begin to think and act differently.