Karen
Christopher

Photo: John Sisson Photo: John Sisson Photo: John Sisson Photo: John Sisson Photo: John Sisson Photo: John Sisson Photo: John Sisson
 
 

Distance = a camel caravan on a grain of rice

September 28th & 29th, 2007 at the 19th Annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival, Athenaeum Studio Theatre, Chicago

& at OPENPORT on December 1st & 2nd, 2007 at Links Hall, Chicago

Distance usually bears a sense of symmetry in that the distance from A to B is interchangeable with the distance from B to A. What about the distance between my feet and my eyes, between your eyes and the back of my head, between my hand and those clouds, between the running race and the rock song, between the bump and the fall, between the bend and the sigh, your thoughts and your prayers? Somewhere between the iris and the retina everything is inverted and the distance is greater to get there than to come back.

Devised and performed by: Karen Christopher & Mark Jeffery
Tech operator: Sean O’Connell
Recorded voice: Margaret Nelson