The rehearsal and production process for The Mad Maps Project functioned less like a traditional theatre performance and more like a digital cross-country relay. Beginning in March, contributing artists received a surprise package in the mail, each containing a unique grocery item with terms such as “mad,” “crazy,” or “manic,” in their product name. In the weeks that followed, artists worked to craft a piece in response to their given object, deploying monologue, dance, poetry, photography, and videography as a means of practice-based research.
To learn more about some of our rehearsal activities, and to take part yourself, select from the options below. The Mad Maps Prompts page includes a set of reflective questions and creative exercises. The Accessible Digital Performance page includes resources for experimenting with access, culled from a “Creating Accessible Digital Performance” workshop our project produced earlier this year.