Today I am joining Kristien De Proost and Bwanga Pilipili in C-Takt for their first residency in the process of creating Simon, Garfunkel, my Sister and Me. Excited doesn’t begin to describe the energy this project awakens in my dramaturg’s mind and being!
2019: Simon, Garfunkel, my Sister and Me. : white theater maker and actress Kristien De Proost invites black theater maker and actress Bwanga Pilipili for an ultimate reenactment of Simon & Garfunkels live concert in Central Park.
Who interprets Art and who interprets Paul? Will Bwanga and Kristien survive the confrontation with these two immortal musicians? With each other? Will they stay upright? Will the public get value for their money? Will we all make it to the last song? And are there winners and / or losers at the end? Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me will be a performance about rivalry in all its forms. Live versus tape, female versus male, black versus white, Europe versus America. Over bridges and turbulent water. About feelin’groovy. About boxers, hometowns, old friends and the 50 ways to leave your lover. But especially about the right to keep singing what you want to sing.
Simon, Garfunkel, my Sister and Me will première at Kunstencentrum NONA on April 22nd 2020.