THEY KEEP PUTTING WORDS IN MY MOUTH! AN OPERETTA OF SORTS | 2013

Performance and 3 channel HD film installation, 35 minutes 12 seconds, 2013

Poster




Photos courtesy of Richard Forbes-Hamilton






Installation view They Keep Putting Words in My Mouth! An Operetta of Sorts, Pilar Corrias, London, 11 September - 5 October 2013

“They Keep Putting Words in My Mouth! An Operetta of Sorts looks at existential quandaries and the uncertainties of life through conflating real-life relationships with partly directed role-play and choreographed song an dance. Theobald uses a group of friends and a trainee counsellor as performers to explore slippages that occur between the ephemeral nature of the improvised and the rehearsed as a mediated form of expression. Due to the unexpected instability of the piece both participants and audience begin to question the sincerity and authenticity of the unfolding scenes.”



Part 1 and 2 - They Keep Putting Words In My Mouth! An Operetta of Sorts, Single Channel Version.
Originally exhibited as a 3 multi-channel projection at Pilar Corrias, London, September 2013.

Performed by:
Aymie Backler, Dan Bolger, Sian Dorrer, Tim Goldie, Katie Horwich, Kristina O’Donall, Rosie Ridgway, Alice Theobald
Voice of the counseller: Richard Hall



Open rehearsals at Gasworks, London, 2013

Performance history:
Alice Theobald: They Keep Putting Words in My Mouth! An Operetta of Sorts Pilar Corrias, London, 11 September - 5 October 2013
Open rehearsal of They Keep Putting Words in My Mouth! (an Operetta of Sorts) as part of an International Performance Residency, Gasworks, London, 19 July - 8 September 2013