A human being is in the pages of this blog.
About two months ago I was programmed by The Yard Theatre in London to create End of Species: a monologue about Charles Darwin, climate change and a long journey overland. This happened at the end of a 20-hour journey from Berlin, when I arrived at my pitching appointment two hours late and at the end of my fuse, having been significantly delayed by a deceptively slow channel ferry. For whatever reason - perhaps blind luck - I was forgiven for this.
Since then, to be honest, it has been a process of tearing more than the usual amounts of my hair out.
I will post some of this residue over the coming weeks in the lead up to the first performance on March 11. Meanwhile, the posts below are a kind of travelogue, marking points of my journey from Australia to Germany 'overland', the development and performance of the political mime work People Spoke, my investigations into theatre and oppression, and my various rationalisations for taking the journey in the first place.