Dates: May 10-May 26, 2019
Run time: approximately 65 minutes
Location: Eulalie Scandiuzzi Space
Climate change – its effects on our planet, the current white-hot debate of its very existence, the promise that there is still time to change its course, the nagging feeling in the populace that time has run out – is arguably the most important, universal, global issue of our current moment.
And yet, most of us find only deep confusion when attempting to engage with the issue. The most successful tactic by far is to simply disconnect. A thoughtful exploration of social conscience, personal ambition, and deep time, Time to Tell provides an opportunity to complicate our biases and bring our confusions into the light. Are our beliefs helping us, or hindering us from a greater and more fruitful understanding?
Initially devised during a rehearsal/workshop process involving the collaboration of lauded American poet Elyse Fenton and a twelve-member ensemble, a workshop version of Time to Tell was publicly presented in September 2017 at the Lee Center for the Arts with support from Seattle University.
One viewer described this early workshop presentation as “an island of thought that materialized just in time for us to have this important conversation, and then faded away…I’ve never attended anything remotely like this before.”
Rewritten and retooled for its world premiere, Time to Tell is a fast-paced hybrid performance event that seeks to create an intimate but immediate experiential space to have a problematized conversation with its audience. Because, really:
It’s time to #talkaboutourfuture.