Vesper Time (2015-current) offers an ‘evening prayer’, a high-spirited and playful reflection on ageing and on acting before it is too late; on male role models and the need for father figures - real or imaginary. Stacy draws on her former training as a missionary and her roots in stand-up comedy and writing, excerpts from Hollywood blockbusters and the existential undercurrents of Moby Dick in this subversive sermon about loss and living life to the full.
A one-hour piece for stage, Vesper Time has been presented at IBT 17 Bristol International Festival, Soho Theatre London and across the UK.
Dominic Johnson, artist
Bold and playful
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
If anyone is feeling alone in the universe, they should go and see Vesper Time. Or any show by Stacy Makishi
Developed with the support of the National Theatre Studio and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Commissioned by Chelsea Theatre and Colchester Arts Centre.
See Stacy talking about Vesper Time here
Audience view here