Time Passes is an ongoing collaboration between Brooke O’Harra and Sharon Hayes that takes the audio book of Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse as its spine. On February 2, it comes to the Neighborhood House stage!
The performance is an 8-hour continuous event with Brooke, Sharon, their kid Alice, and their dog, Cosmos. Interested in “time,” they perform with and through To The Lighthouse in its entirety as a proposal-in-performance to occupy Woolf’s deeply gendered containers of time and thought. O’Harra and Hayes are motivated by the way in which To The Lighthouse embraces landscapes of thought over –or as– action, and take up Woolf’s challenge of form to find a new relationship to live performance.
“I will invent a new name for my books to supplant ‘novel.’ A new _________ by
Virginia Woolf. But what?” –Virginia Woolf (June, 1925)
* Time Passes proposes an experience of durational and communal time and asks audience members to attend the entire performance.During this 8-hour period, audience members can move around the room, walk continuously, sleep, lay down, knit, draw, paint, write, read along (with copies of the text), eat, drink, etc.
*Admission is free — just bring a potluck food item! — and childcare is provided! See the event webpage for more information.