Women in black.
I sacrificed a really nice lipstick to do this. I owe much to my time with live artists for this idea.
Backstage. I had changed into a “Asiatic lady” for the final round. Alas, I have lost the poem I wrote for that. But it was… bad. Here’s Isabelle and me with out various instruments.
This is the text that won me the second prize of the 2014 Annual Anti-Valentine Anti-Slam. Thanks to Paula Varjack, Dan Simpson, Isabelle Schoelcher, my illegal, inspiring, accompanist, Sophie Herxheimer, who helped me cheat, judge Amy McAllister, who turned it around for us, Louise Stephens Alexander who led me to “buttresses” and the winner, one of my best friends and performance inspiration, Charles Adrian Gillott as Ms Samantha Mann.
Click on each page to read it and my notes on the performance, post-event.
I didn’t get to read the Epilogue…