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I Should Have a Party for all the Thoughts I Didn’t Say

 

“More than most theatrical occasions, you really have to be there — and you should. Sometimes I felt like I was in a late Kubrick film, sometimes a Tim Burton show. The performers’ emotive indecipherable lyrics (set to original folk music with influences from Bulgaria and Croatia), combined with the funereal costuming, incongruously summoned a combination of Cocteau Twins meet the Addams Family.” - Oregon Arts Watch

I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn't Say is a devised theatrical performance dedicated to the social awkwardness of grief, and a love letter to Russian writer Anton Chekhov. Staged site specific in a chapel, the performance is structured as a funeral and funeral after party, traversing from a deep well of grief to a riotous, tragi-comic attempt to leave the tragedy behind. Storytelling that utilises everything from physical theatre to polyphonic singing, Source Material has devised a highly visual, deeply adventurous love letter to a celebrated playwright.

I Should Have a Party for all the Thoughts I Didn’t Say is being performed at the San Francisco International Arts Festival from May 24th-26th, 2019. Admission is free, reserve tickets here.