Be My Guest (Performer)
My current research on shifting the spectator experience through audience inclusivity, Be My Guest (Performer) is a series of experiments that welcomes (but doesn’t demand) audience contribution. Challenging the separations and boundaries that performance spaces dictate, I aim to provide my audience with an event in which they feel emboldened to connect with the performer and the performance content beyond passive and distanced spectatorship; an event in which they feel agency to respond to components of their environment.
The first iteration of Be My Guest (Performer) was presented as my thesis proposal at the University of Utah and can be seen in the video below.
A longer, second iteration of the work will be presented at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival in August 2019.