PARK BENCH is theater simple's mobile interview outpost where we invite people to have a seat and have a chat.
RIGHT NOW! PARK BENCH is rolling VIRTUALLY:
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COVID CONVERSATIONS is a globally-sourced PODCAST SERIES During A PANDEMIC.
First topics include VOTING, and opinions on CITIZENSHIP and ART - and how the current situation intersects with these ideas.
NEXT TOPIC: in process now!
- CREATIVITY in A PANDEMIC - what have we turned - or returned - to, how are we coping and processing, and what have we stumbled upon that speaks to us in surprising ways.
PARK BENCH is a USUALLY a change of perspective that looks a little like a rolling hill that arrives into an urban environment (a mall, a parking space, or as part of a public event) and asks passersby to consider and share their thoughts while sitting and observing their present situation. Right now - we're hanging at home, on the phone or Zoom.
PARK BENCH hopes to capture, through a series of friendly interviews a small snapshot of a neighborhood, a destination, or a community landmark, perhaps revealing a philosophy about where we are and how we got there. Conversations are recorded, edited in context, scored with music and made available to the world. In fact - we have a whole page devoted to our PODCAST PLAYER and ALL EPISODES, and would love to have you click over!
With PARK BENCH, people discover, sometimes in the moment, how they feel about issues – discovering ideas or opinions they have not even articulated before now… an extremely accessible way to see and hear ideas, musings, dreams Park Bench helps discover an interesting, unexpected aspect of a community, and how life is being lived there.
PARK BENCH - a podcast-powered interview outpost
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PARK BENCH is an interactive public art piece that often resembles a tiny park on a rolling hill, where we invite people to have a seat and have a chat from a slightly different perspective. We ask you to tell us your thoughts, and we’ll tell the world. But…. COVID-19 has impacted our lives/work, too - SO we adapt~
These are recorded phone calls and cellphone-recorded voice memos. You will hear differences in recording quality as we go, but hopefully you can still hear the CONVERSATION, and engage with that wherever you are.