On August 9th, 2008, I participated in a number of re-enactments for MEWS-pari as part of ProvFlux 2008 in Providence, Rhode Island. This was the brainchild of my friend Tim Devin, which comprised a series of stories (scripted with some improvisation parts) gathered from people about real encounters with strangers that they deemed meaningful and re-enacted on the streets.
MEWS-pari = Meaningful Encounters With Strangers
participation and re-enactment initiative
MEWS initiative (description): timdevin.com/mews-about.html
MEWS stories: timdevin.com/mews-archives.html
Official documentation (pictures): timdevin.com/mews-documentation.html
Performers: Tim, Maggie, LuQ, Karen (and a few random strangers).
Performances: Enlightenment, A Cab on New Years, Shoving, The Love-sick Man, and his Kung-Fu Sapling, etc. (see story archive)
Here are some photos from Karen's camera (most of which she
"Enlightenment" was one of our favorite pieces and we did several performances (raver dancing on the streets, click thumbnails to expand):
Another favorite was "The Lovesick Man and his Kung-Fu Sapling" (click thumbnails to expand):
"A Cab on New Years" (click thumbnails to expand):
Other pieces (including "Shoving" and "A Bus Accident"; click thumbnails to expand):