PEOPLE I KNOW:
Featuring Deborah Jinza Thayer, Derek Phillips, Judith Howard, Mary Moore Easter, Miriam Must, and Venus DeMars.
Created by SuperGroup in collaboration with the cast.
PEOPLE I KNOW: confronts our ideas of self-ness; of how we know a person; of how identities get created, recreated, and discarded. PEOPLE I KNOW: weaves a web of histories, gestures, patterns, and emotions, creating a tension between the chorus and the individual, the visible and the unknown, between the intimate and the peripheral. The performers are at times themselves, each other, or perhaps someone else entirely as the performed material shifts between owned and borrowed. Identities are simultaneously and continuously constructed and disrupted as truth becomes relative. What emerges is the unreliability of our expectations, the malleable boundaries of who we believe we are, and the expanding possibilities of who we might become.
PEOPLE I KNOW: started in late 2015 with SuperGroup (Sam Johnson, Jeffrey Wells, and Erin Search-Wells) creating six distinct solos with each member of the cast. These solos were performed across Minneapolis in Spring 2016 over the course of three months at 4 venues: 9x22 Dance Lab, Public Functionary (PEOPLE I KNOW: at the Gallery), Bryant Lake Bowl (PEOPLE I KNOW: in the Theater), and at the July installment of Future Interstates at the Cowles Center. The premiere of the group version of PEOPLE I KNOW: is a culmination of these solos: altered, fragmented, recontextualized, and combined to create an interdisciplinary performance that questions how we know we know who we know.
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PEOPLE I KNOW: is co-produced by the Red Eye Theater and is made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation and by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This project has also been made with the support of Studio 206, as a part of their SpaceTime residency program 2016.
Photo Credit: Megan Mayer
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