The Drowned Man Pre-show Talk February 11th 2014: Q & A With Performers
So just like the pre-show talk last week, I received a detailed transcript of another Pre-Show talk I’d missed from earlier this month (again due to it being at 5pm on a Tuesday). This is such a treat to read for all who just couldn’t make it out, so here is the Pre-Show Talk Q&A with the Performers that features Hector Harkness interviewing Kath Duggan and Katy Balfour from February 11th. Again there’s some great insights here from character and scene creations to cast and audience dynamic. I found the bits where they talk about how they work with (and have power over) the audience quite interesting.
Thank you so much for the person(s?) who made this possible! I really hope Punchdrunk make more of these talks in this future (preferably at more accessible hours), and will definitely be joining next time if so!
I was lucky enough to attend this talk and am so glad someone took down every word! My favorite lines include:
Hector: “When we’re creating characters, there’s a rule that we have with the audience that if you’re drunk, or you’re mad, or you’re dead, you can become aware of the audience around you.” because it just explains so much about the people of the McKittrick and Temple Studios
Katy [on what makes a good Punchdrunk performer]: “I think you have to love the audience. I think you have to really enjoy taking people on a journey, and really want to craft something special for them…” because it validates my love for the performers. Unrequited love is just sad.
It all began with the Fool
Finally saw the white beast for myself; came out rather terrified, but got a nice “are you okay” thumbs up from the black mask outside the doors.
Regained my senses at the drugstore, then stalked the PA. Danced with a stranger in the dark and auditioned for The Lover.
The Grocer seemed particularly interactive, using my hand to clean the window and pea cans.
Finally, a very unsteady Badlands walkout.
Number six, you did not disappoint.