Eavesdropping
Performance
{TEMP} Art Space, New York City, NY
2013

In Eavesdropping, I randomly collect conversations and exchanges overheard in subway cars across the city. These fleeting moments without context are transcribed into scripts and given to actors before they take the stage. The actors perform, interpret and improvise, weaving fragments of story into narratives of imaginary city life. Eavesdropping is a non-system of storytelling informed by chance and uncertainty.

Still Images of performance Actors: Oscar Montoya and Melissa Cole David Andrews and Thomas Bradshaw Julie Kitzer and Adam Pasulka Thom Pinto and Gloria Rosen

Still Images of performance

Actors:

Oscar Montoya and Melissa Cole
David Andrews and Thomas Bradshaw
Julie Kitzer and Adam Pasulka
Thom Pinto and Gloria Rosen

Scene Four – Catholic Charities

A
You see her and her daughter came from Italy and she never even mentioned?  When she came here they had no money and people that helped them out with catholic charities and to this day, she gets a lot of help from catholic charities, they set them up in an apartment and everything.  She is a good business woman...
B
I mean she is...
A
And then all the others she is partners with; and she lives in Queens...
B
She does?
A
She must have a big house on the water.
B
There is little neck and great neck
A
It is Queens...but it is nice...especially if you are in one of the houses on the water, which I am sure she is...
B
And the son is partners’ with Mario.  Maybe we will see them there again today. I was surprised.
A
Did you talk to your friends, are you going to call them this time?
B
Yes, yes, I talked to Rosemary yesterday...
A
No...I meant the ones...
B
Oh no, I will call them; maybe I will get to see them... I don’t know. But I am going to see them in November for their anniversary.
A
Where is the party? Do you know?
B
Yeah it’s at...It is owned by Russo.  That’s where it is going to be.  Should be about 1100 people or so... they have a lot of friends, you know?
A
It is their 50th right?
B
Yes, they were young...
A
Now Ray and Nador are going to be married 50 years...
B
Imagine?
A
Imagine that.
B
It is hard to believe.
A
He was telling Pat a story, so funny, when he was 25 and met Val, he went to the family, he thought he was in the right family, they gave him a big party (laughter) it was the wrong family, it was someone else who was going to have a party (pause)

To be continued

Catholic Charities