Cathy Petöcz 2014
Two plays in the same space about the search for self and the complexity of relationships.
Light years apart, two private detectives work on missing persons cases; Polly interviews a client in a café while Whathisname tracks a missing woman from his office in outer space. A powerful connection draws the two together, merging their two worlds and sucking three innocent bystanders into a single destructive reality.
Played in traverse on an elevated stage lined with frosted LED footlights, the foundational lighting for Where I End... evoked the intense scrutiny and distance of an examination table or a catwalk on which to view a series of clues. Bursts of candy colour and orbital gobos began to appear as the two worlds of the play began to shake and bleed into each other, shoestring LEDs drawing linear connection points between the jostling narratives. Lighting travelling travelled with the characters through a series of cafés, deep space, darks nights of the soul, the surface of the moon and back again, obscuring and revealing truths in a gloriously abstract work.
Raoul Craemer, Kate Hosking, Kabu Okai-Davies, Ylaria Rogers, and Dylan Van Den Berg in Where I End and You Begin by Cathy Petöcz
Directed by Caroline Stacey, Lighting Design by Gillian Schwab, Set and Costume Design by Imogen Keen, Sound Design by Kimmo Vernonnen
Photos by Thorson Photography