Editor’s Note: Jason Tseng attended a long-table discussion following a recent performance of Pillowtalk and provided the following response. Future long-tables will be held on January 18th and January 25th. I have had the opportunity to track the development of Kyoung Park’s Pillowtalk – from its first public
Responding to CUTE ACTIVIST at the Bushwick Starr: “Does this play want me to ‘like’ it or to ‘crying face’ it?”
Stranger Things: Dane Terry’s Jupiter’s Lifeless Moons, directed and developed by Ellie Heyman, Performance Space 122, Coil Festival
Terry shepherds us through storytelling, theater, and song on an absurdist Lynchian dive into the creepy under belly of the suburban Midwest town.
Michelle Ellsworth brings a real head trip to American Realness 2018.
How little it takes to break someone. How quickly their mania breeds.
My collaborators on Pillowtalk have pushed me to envision a different time and place: a beautifully queer place that simultaneously grounds us in the deeply dangerous reality of American culture and propels us forward to claim the spaces for an equitable future governed by radical love.
“It started as a piece with very pared down visual corollary, but I soon realized that was beside the point. It was a much more interesting piece to use language to describe a thing and entirely remove the visual corollary.”
I wonder about the ways that our bodies clue us into selves and identities, perhaps even before we’re aware of them.