We've started working on this piece over a year ago, inspired by a monologue that kind of irrupted in one of our rehearsals. The monologue was about a moment of looking at your reflection in the mirror, for longer then you usually do, and having a moment of utmost clarity. Understanding something about being.
We presented a work-in-progress in January 2015 after which we've left the material to slowly "cook" in our minds - Until now.
We decided to start every rehearsal with meditation (We started with 10 minutes and quickly moved to 15) followed by 5-7 minutes of free writing. Meditation helps us clear our heads from the whatever was happening outside of the rehearsals space and also helps out point our attention to "hidden" things happening around us or inside us. This show is about a different sort of attention, much more heightened, to the things that happen under the surface of everyday life.
Here's some of the things we wrote straight after :