OST has two new projects coming up, and while we don’t want to give away too much too soon, we wanted to leave a note here about what we’re up to, so that you know we’re still here and still thinking. It’s been a quiet summer for OST, apart from a small scratch here and there, as we’ve all been following some other interests and paths. But as winter comes we’re hoping to provide some spaces to seek refuge from the cold.
Our work on STEAL THIS PLAY and HAGGLE has developed into a trilogy of performances exploring people’s daily experiences of globalised late capitalism, under the working title of “Property and Theft”. The third element in the trilogy began development at a Forest Fringe Making Day in August, and will have its debut proper before the end of the year. Called What We Owe, it’s an “impromptu unqualified debt counselling service”, asking participants to share their experiences of debts (not just financial) and finding ways to deal with what they owe.
The second string to our bow, under the working title Ctrl-Alt-Del, is an ambitious cybertheatre project planned for the Edinburgh Fringe 2011. It’s going to be a slow burner and a long time in development, because we’re hoping to embark on something massive in scope, with a considerable online element that’ll launch well before the performance itself. We’re going to be finding a way to tell a love story set in a near-future post-flood rebellion, explore the permeability of the boundary between meatspace and cyberspace, use networked computers in a live performance and performance in an online experience, and generally have a great time with our audiences. Expect a launch some time early in the new year.
Until next time.