This is Call and Response (changing title: 2010 to now).
It is a performance of writing.
The invited writer starts the exchange by emailing me a piece of text in a word document.
I have 48 hours to respond, then the writer responds to that, and so on and so forth for a calendar month. Thirty-one times, not thirty-one days.
I’m collecting seventy-two writers over seventy-two months, a writer per “month”. Not consecutively, more when both are available.
There are no rules.
If there were guidelines, it’d be the natural guidelines that figure the time and space of two people in the same room. In life that guideline changes. What ever that means to you, let that be your guide.
What do two people do when closed in an empty house, an empty theatre; an empty shed; an empty stage; an open prairie, on the open sea with no land in sight, the sea of the sky above – two continuous never ending thick chasms.
You might think differently, that we’re at a fairground full of colour. It’s up to you.
Let me know if you’re ready to start. If now is not a good time, we can try later on.
Writers so far or will be:
Dan Taulapapa Mcmullin
Benny Nemerovsky Ramsay
Dr Lisa Roberts
Sue-Li Tasker Yeo
Sid M. Duenas
Christopher LG. Hill
Stephanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe