Part shamanistic ritual, part subversive sermon, part game show, part lecture demonstration, The Comforter has the provocative quality of an intimate one to one performance and a rowdy revivalist rally.
This highly participatory-performance-rite-of passage reclaims spirituality and proposes a new perspective on church.
Loosely based upon the films of Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Faith’ Trilogy, the piece touches upon holy ‘penetration’, missionary style and what it means to be fully human.
The Comforter consists of an hour long participatory theatre, ritual and solo live art performance, to be performed in a black box setting.
Sexy. Emotional. Transcendent. Moving. Part Two of my own ‘Faith Trilogy’, The Comforter seeks to transform lives and uplift souls.
The Comforter (2017) has the intimate quality of a prayer and the rowdy atmosphere of a rally. Mixing the mediums of gameshow, ritual, party and meditation retreat, this one-hour interactive performance experiment reclaims spirituality and offers a queer perspective on church. Loosely based on the films of Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Faith’ Trilogy, the piece touches upon holy ‘penetration’, missionary style and what it means to be fully human.
Commissioned by the Yard Theatre, Marlborough Theatre, Norwich Arts Centre and Colchester Arts Centre. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council, England.