Theatre audiences may be unfamiliar with the format of this piece. What experiences can they expect?
Naomi: I’ve changed the architecture of the storytelling space – the narrative is not the central thread.
In Miriam’s World, you have all sort of things – there are desks, papers, files, chairs, books, little nooks and crannies that the audiences can explore, so there are tactile element to the show. The characters are all life-size video projections, so it gives an almost otherworldly feeling of being surrounded by ghostly patrons. You are allowed to move freely anywhere in the space.
I can say that this is not a narrative experience where an audience sits and watches a story from beginning to end. My hope is that the audience will truly engage with all of the parts of Miriam’s World.