What would you think about a performance that runs continuously for six hours and costs nothing? Well, with the folks at Nerve Tank, you will be in good hands with their production of The Attendants. This unique, afternoon-long interactive performance invites audience members to send text messages from their cell phones to communicate to the performers; the messages will appear on two plasma screens surrounding the eight-foot Plexiglas cube in which the two actors are encased. The two people move about while recording a conversation about making theater plays. Bypassing traditional theatrical conventions and creating a new dialogue with the viewer, The Attendants marks itself as an important new development in performance, with its questioning of captivity and innovative use of technology.
May 12-14, 12-6 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 4, 2011