LIVING ROOM LEGEND
solo performance, directed and performed by Diane Busuttil
7th and 8th January 2008 Sophiensaele Berlin. www.tanztage.de
LIVING ROOM LEGEND was shown at the PACT Zollverein Atelier, Essen, November 2007
Living Room Legend is a solo performance by Diane Busuttil who portrays the role of an older woman. Busuttil drew inspiration from the mother character in the film 'Requiem for a Dream', she explores themes of loneliness, disillusionment and unfulfilled dreams; these themes are transformed into the character’s tumultuous journey through tragedy, sex and spaghetti.
The older woman lives a lonely reality that is distorted by her intake of prescription drugs and daily television consumption. Her mind is dulled by consumer messages and her reality becomes warped. The safety and intimacy that she feels with her friend the television allows her the possibility to escape into another world momentarily; a fantasy world of television genre that is much more exciting and colorful than her own domestic reality: a reality that is endless....just like 24 hour television.
From and with: Diane Busuttil
Dramaturg: Julia Naunin
Sound Artist: Jonas Verwijnen
Original Music by Laura Scarborough
Theater direction: Eunice Maurice