In under two weeks, I have to register for Field Work Term.
A lot of people do their FWT abroad. Last year I went to London to work on an original theater piece called Fish and Fowl and Flesh and Blood, which was performed at the Barbican center in Islington, London. The show is about two people who come into work one day after everyone in the world has died but them, and how nature starts to claim her last victims holed up in this office. It’s a dark comedy, and the three theater artists I worked for—Geoff Sobelle, Charlotte Ford, and Jay Dunn— are bar none the funniest people I’ve ever spent time with. I’m going to have stories about my adventures in London for the rest of my life, and I can’t wait until I can see one of their shows.
My primary duty was to puppet the various plastic vines and taxidermy animals needed to create the illusion of nature taking over this office. I don’t want to show too much, since the show is still in rotation and so much of the joy of it is in the slight of hand that Geoff, Charlotte and Jay have worked so hard to create.
So I’ve offered a few snapshots above!