A 90 minute solo piece of documentary/gonzo theatre about Pendry’s trip to Washington DC in January 2017 to witness the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as 45th President of the United States.
The piece follows the chronology of the days leading up to the inauguration , the inauguration its self and the marches the following day. The dramatic ‘pillars’ of the play are Washington’s historic monuments: Arlington Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, the graves of the Kennedy brothers, the Trump Hotel and the Whitehouse.
The piece can be regarded as ‘gonzo theatre’, where the artist as observer is also placed into the events, both as a witness and (unwilling) character.
The artist re-lives the events of those extraordinary days, and reflects on the tectonic plate shift that seems to be happening, both in Europe and the US, where anti-poltical correctness bolsters ‘the crisis of whiteness’ and a new culture of fear.
The play includes documentary footage of the trip.
Running time 90 minutes.
Concept: Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Kate Pendry
Manuscript / performer: Kate Pendry
Film: Eirik Evjen
Mads Sjøgård Pettersen