From real events in 2011...
A migraine monsoon season. My migraines make me physically averse to light. Light equals excruciating pain.
Something was different in March, 2011. This migraine was weaponized. Windows blacked-out. Nearly all time was spent in bed or a shower. Days became weeks and months. Roller-coaster nausea and new levels of chronic pain. THC. Searching for effective migraine meds.
In bed in a serenely pitch black bedroom for six months. In the isolation and sensory deprivation, myriad fields of mental clutter and barriers fell away and I fomented a torrential flow of creativity. Going off meds. Mania. In the dark or when I could take a few hours of light, I made art, and developed myself more and more into the mind I wanted to be. Visions. Inventions. Concepts. Forms. Evolution of the mind.
The amazing physiological phenomenon of the Migraine is wondrous on its own. However, the story becomes about the flood of ideas, the attempts to realize some of them, and to share the inventions and art in profoundly better ways as I moved forward.
Past audience reviews:
Watch This Space
(2016 Minnesota Fringe Festival)
Too ambitious with the effects
by Adam Boutz on August 14, 2016
This user has reviewed 56 shows
A physical drama with some of the coolest glow in the dark special effects I've seen onstage. When they were actually being used, that is. The effects took so much work the part of the cast to set up and operate that it took away from the show. The story was kind of hard to follow too. This was partly because the introduction was written more in the way that a book or short story would be written. The verbal delivery made it difficult to digest and actually kind of hard to hear.
An intriguing devised piece
by Elizabeth Horab on August 14, 2016
This user has reviewed 12 shows
Kudos to the cast, crew, and creators of this piece. I love the experimentation, the use of lights and sound, as well as the physical dramaturgy. I definitely enjoyed the less naturalistic moments. The actors were committed, and the director had a vision. True brain candy.