6/7 July | NESTA Futurefest | Tobacco Dock, London
A work-in-progress showing, written & performed by Hector Dyer and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay
‘No sun to know days, no moon to know months, no sense to know years.’
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE is a compelling, unsettling one-person theatre piece which interweaves different narrative strands to explore the impossible environmental legacies we are creating for future generations.
The work centres around the story of a distant future world in which people uncover buried nuclear waste. Lyrical, folkloric and driven by epic imagery, this is a screaming nightmare which builds to a deafening crescendo.
‘From what tumbles out of us, old words that had been lying inside us as if they were dead, we build stories.’
Intercut with this dystopian poem is a present day story which explores how unwanted legacies can become forgotten or discarded through personal interests or collective lack of memory. Scaling back from the other narrative which looks so far to the future that it hurts our eyes, this strand unpicks the nature of everyday communication from one generation to another.
Thank You For Your Patience previewed at Inkonst in Malmo, Sweden as part of Perpetual Uncertainty on 4 May.