I Know You Are But What Am I?

I Know You Are But What Am I?

Haymaker

Monday, November 11, 2013, 8 pm

I Know You Are But What Am I? is an autobiographical performance about understanding yourself more through imaginary air travel.

While this is a draft performance to test for a live audience, the performance will typically be performed for people who already know each other – work colleagues, board members, church congregations, and neighborhood associations. We were inspired to create I Know You Are… because we also spend 40 hours a week at the office, and we sometimes forget who we are when we’re there. Do you do that too? I Know You Are… is designed for you to get to know us, for us to get to know you, and for you to get to know you – better. During the performance, you may be asked to participate in games, to watch videos, and to learn how to dance. We will talk to you, dance for you, and perform for you, but you will only have to talk back if you want. In its final moments, the show will ask you to consider – “What if we were always flying at 30,000 feet?”

Seating limited. Reservations required.

About Haymaker

Haymaker is a three-year old performance company located in Durham, NC, producing original work by collaging found texts and personal experience. Focusing on the audience experience, Haymaker structures its creation process around open performances of its pieces-in-progress, inviting audience and friends to help refine the productions through experiment and structured feedback. Haymaker’s first North Carolina production, Living with the Tiger (Manbites Dog Theater, October 2011) was a “best original script” awardee in the Independent Weekly’s Best Triangle Theater of 2011 Awards. What’s That Cost: The Federal Budget and You (Burning Coal, June 2012) was commissioned for the Politheatrics festival and was performed during the Democratic National Convention as part of the Charlotte-based Quasimodo Project. Haymaker currently has two pieces in development: an adaptation of Elektra set to perform in March 2014, and I Know You Are But What Am I?, an autobiographical performance designed to tour to groups who already know each other. In addition, Haymaker creates events for its community, and has co-produced A Very Merry Durham, a holiday hootenanny at Fullsteam Brewery (2011), Tigers Vs. Mr. T, an arts happy hour with Durty Durham Arts Collective (2011), andThe Shack Party, a pie and performance party featuring New Orleans-based performance company New Noise (2013).

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