Mobius, Boston, MA.
January 21, 2011
Video by Charles Daniels
Conceived and directed by Naomi Bennett.
Featuring Li Feng, Jason Jedrusiak, Marlena Merrin, Shawn Paulling, & Brent Walton.
Music by Clinton Degan.
Performance poetry by Sarah Pearlstein.
Inspired by Mark Ravenhill's play "pool (no water)", N. Bennett explores themes of jealously, resentment, and emotional absence. An original performance drawn from the experiences of the cast and creative team, pool explores the dark feelings that linger at the edges of our thoughts – that we do not talk about – when we hate what we should love, feel resentment to what we should feel joy, or feel detached from what is most important.
Created collaboratively with the ensemble, with original music by Clinton Degan (of A Bit Much), and performance poetry by Sarah Pearlstein, Bennett combines theatrical forms of Interplay, Contact Improvisation, Butoh-inspired movement, original text, and video to move the audience through an abstract story of group mentality versus the individual expression and the dark (yet secretly exciting) world of resentment, jealousy, and emotional absence.