Omer Fast — Talk Show

Commonwealth Projects teamed up with Omer Fast for this powerful and enigmatic live performance. We worked with the artist to produce three separate performances over three nights at Performa. The performance featured cultural figures and professional actors. It began with one person recalling a personal memory and delivering a narrative to the audience. As the story was being told, an actor alongside the stage was also listening. Once the narrator was done, the actor began to re-tell the same story, with as much accuracy as possible. This process continued throughout the evening, allowing the story to slowly transform, in a way similar to the childhood game “telephone.”

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