Inspired by the work of Brené Brown, Act II - The Messy Middle is a collection of situations/ scenarios arising out of the independent stories of the performers, recounted through physicalizations of their thoughts, emotions and actions. Here, we are looking at the reckoning and/or rumbling stage of each story, simply put, the “middle” section.
Recognizing and acknowledging their stories in writing during the process, the performers were asked to face up and reckon with their emotions, thoughts and actions that took place in reality and had taken place in their imaginations (by this, I mean the times when we conjure up scenarios of what we think might happen, and how we think we or others might react). Through a series of question and answer, discussions, and trials, we close in on the individual and his/her vulnerabilities, the individual’s place within a group context, and how we can support one another despite various struggles.
(Video produced by TheCameraBank)