This site is a progress blog for writer/performer Deborah Pearson’s show about the Future. The person writing this “About” is Deborah Pearson. She anticipates you reading this now. She doesn’t know who you are or when you are. (She’ll probably see where you are because WordPress tracks that stuff. I know you don’t like that – but welcome to the future.) You could be reading this in five minutes or in fifteen years. No matter who or when you are, she would like you to know that in this show she attempts to describe her entire future from the end of the performance until the end of her life. She would also like you to know that she rewrites at least 30% of this show every time she performs it because she spends a lot of time talking about the immediate future, and the immediate future has a tendency to expire immediately. Try it on for size – predict the next ten seconds out loud. Now count to ten. See? That prediction evaporated into right or wrong like rain in sunlight. She would also like you to know that she posts some expired futures here on the blog, but not all of them. One day maybe she will publish them all somewhere and call the book “Memoirs of the Future.” But this is not a show about what may be. This is a show about what will be.
The development of this show was funded in part by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts, and developed at MAKE, Amhurst Republic and BAC. Photo credit Tania El Khoury.
(She pictures you reading this in the future, annoyed at her for talking about herself in third person, even she is not sure why she’s still doing it. She first started doing it in a past version of the “about section”, and now her present (once future) self worries it’s slightly juvenile and unreadable, but is also attached and indebted to that past self and the ways it wanted to write. She nearly hopes it always will be.)
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