End Meeting For All
Created in April during the Corona virus lockdown, Forced Entertainment’s “End Meeting For All” is a fragmentary online work in three short episodes, each taking the form of a Zoom meeting. With members of the group calling in from their separate home bases in Sheffield, London and Berlin, the familiar grid of screens is soon beset by technical difficulties and awash with creative misunderstandings. There are fake tears and bad wigs, missed connections, smeared make up and glimpses from the window as well as an unsteady stream of interruptions by cats, noises in the corridor and ghosts. Sometimes poignant and often ridiculous, troubled and strangely hallucinatory, “End Meeting For All” summons a world in which the lockdown appears to have been going on for a very very very long time – a meeting that never quite happens and which soon becomes a chaos of costumes and confusion, mismatched intentions and electronic errors.
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Conceived & Created by: Forced Entertainment
Performers: Robin Arthur, Tim Etchells, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden, Terry O’Connor.
Directed by: Tim Etchells
End Meeting For All is a Forced Entertainment production commissioned by the framework of International Production Houses. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt a.M.), PACT Zollverein (Essen). Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and supported by Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst within the framework of the intergenerational audience development initiative ALL IN – FÜR PUBLIKUM JEDEN ALTERS.