A nightmarish meditation on the spiritual consequences of alcoholism and a soap opera with an uninvited guest.
In certain religions and spiritual beliefs, when one consumes alcohol their body becomes vulnerable; an open receptacle for bad spirits. This weakened state leaves the body defenceless to becoming demonically possessed.
A compilation of confessions and delusions, Firewater is a twisted nightmare of insatiable desires.
‘Frankly, I was horrified by life, at what a man had to do simply in order to eat, sleep, and keep himself clothed. So I stayed in bed and drank. When you drank the world was still out there, but for the moment it didn’t have you by the throat.’
Created by: Michelle Myers // Lighting Design and Dramaturgy: Jahman Davine // Sound design: Andrew Stark // Performed by: Sam Alan, Michelle Myers, Katie-Rose Spence, Alexander Windner Liebermann
Performed at the English Theatre Berlin as part of the Expat Exo Festival 27.4.2018