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Posted June 10th, 2009

Theatre of Speed Vs Boz N Hok – Directed by Rhian Hinkley

Here, dear friends, is the first in what I hope will be a long line of videos we’ll have for you featuring various projects of artists from the 2009 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe.

First up: Back to Back Theatre. Their piece small metal objects, as all of their creations do, draws from the experiences of performers with disabilities. Until recently, I hadn’t fully grasped the deeply subversive facets of Back to Back Theatre’s performances in public spaces, confronting not just those who have come to the show, but passersby as well.

The video helps with that – watch it! Word from Alice Nash of Back to Back is that, “The guys wanted to be FAMOUS and be on TV, not do theater. They wanted
to make a video. So we made this.”

I’m glad they did, because I am now very, very psyched to see small metal objects in September.

–Nicholas Gilewicz