after/before is a new short piece by Out of Kilter Theatre for the online@thespaceuk festival. The performance explores the space between the real and the surreal and absurd. Even when the world is normal there is a sense that a slight shift in the angle of our view and our perceptions can feel strange and unsettling; now, still in the grip of the pandemic, that gap between the real and unreal feels almost non-existent.
Too long alone in lockdown Alicia is struggling with her feelings of loss and detachment; when she wakes from a vivid dream she is confused and disorientated; is she awake or is she dreaming? And is her sense of isolation just part of the dream? When she meets an unlikely companion, she is offered an opportunity to find an answer … and perhaps a chance for the human contact she craves.
It feels like the unknown, like we’ve never been here before … have we?
after/before is streaming at Online@theSpaceUK on 8th August 2020 at 7pm and can be viewed here.