Description: The Things I Should Be Sorry For is an immersive assault on the senses, an intimate experience for today’s audience; it’s online and real-life, it’s worlds colliding, it’s genre defying and immediately gratifying, but the memory will linger long after the last person leaves the party.
The Things I Should Be Sorry For has been developed in three stages and is awaiting final funding before presentation. These development stages have been possible with 2 lots of South Australian state funding and an Incubator residency at Vitalstatistix. Jennifer Greer Holmes (Creative Producer) and Chris Scherer (deviser / performer) have developed this work together, with a final cast of 5 performers (dancers and actors) joining in the last development. Chris and Jennifer have developed The Things I Should Be Sorry For to continue their investigation into the relationships between people and guilt, social and moral codes, apologies throughout history and their context, politically and within contemporary society. Chris has written the script which is based on hundreds of online submission from the public via a online website.
The work will eventually be presented in a built environment, resembling a 1970s Australian style Rumpus Room, complete with pool table, a cork tiled dance floor and a combination of domestic seating. Audience members will be invited to attend a party, and everyone in the room is a guest of the party (including the operators, musician and performers). Food and drinks will be served as part of the performance, as they would be at a house party. A performance of no more than 75 minutes is planned, with approximately 30 minutes on each end built in for further participation for audience members who wish to.