MEN IN THE CITIES
       
     
  Men in the Cities  is a one-man show that explores the effect of patriarchy on men, their sexuality and mental health. In this project I decided to make the Royal Court an intimate space with the audience sitting on the stage around a revolve. On the revolve is a desk with microphones and different objects for foley. Burnt into the audience’s seats are the statistics of suicide rates for men. Above the desk are lightbulbs surrounded by sugar glass globes which drop at the end of the show to represent the smashing of the patriarchy and/or the devastation created by it. Each light also represents the life of one of the narrated characters. When one dies the performer covers his light with a bag extinguishing it. The main aesthetics of the space are initially pleasing but once an hour has passed they have become cold, messy, uncomfortable and unwelcoming.
       
     
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MEN IN THE CITIES

SPECULATIVE PROJECT

DIRECTOR AND WRITER: CHRIS GOODE

DESIGNER: ANNA ROBINSON

LOCATION: ROYAL COURT, DOWNSTAIRS

  Men in the Cities  is a one-man show that explores the effect of patriarchy on men, their sexuality and mental health. In this project I decided to make the Royal Court an intimate space with the audience sitting on the stage around a revolve. On the revolve is a desk with microphones and different objects for foley. Burnt into the audience’s seats are the statistics of suicide rates for men. Above the desk are lightbulbs surrounded by sugar glass globes which drop at the end of the show to represent the smashing of the patriarchy and/or the devastation created by it. Each light also represents the life of one of the narrated characters. When one dies the performer covers his light with a bag extinguishing it. The main aesthetics of the space are initially pleasing but once an hour has passed they have become cold, messy, uncomfortable and unwelcoming.
       
     

Men in the Cities is a one-man show that explores the effect of patriarchy on men, their sexuality and mental health. In this project I decided to make the Royal Court an intimate space with the audience sitting on the stage around a revolve. On the revolve is a desk with microphones and different objects for foley. Burnt into the audience’s seats are the statistics of suicide rates for men. Above the desk are lightbulbs surrounded by sugar glass globes which drop at the end of the show to represent the smashing of the patriarchy and/or the devastation created by it. Each light also represents the life of one of the narrated characters. When one dies the performer covers his light with a bag extinguishing it. The main aesthetics of the space are initially pleasing but once an hour has passed they have become cold, messy, uncomfortable and unwelcoming.

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Chris Goode.jpg
       
     
Men in the cities skinny jeans.jpg