please, stand firmly

*in development*​

Kevin Doyle -- artist.

"please, stand firmly" will be a site-specific sound installation for long-distance, moving walkways that transport travelers in airports. Rather than communicate flight announcements or shopping advertisements -- passengers will calmly receive random life instructions from the voice of a narrator along their journey. Ranging from the banal to the bizarre, these instructions will relate to both health concerns, personal relationships, and broader complex social, political, and environmental issues. For example, these instructions will involve guidelines on how to survive a genocide, how to survive a tsunami, how to be a better listener to your partner, how to avoid air sickness, how to lower your cholesterol, or how to practice safe sex -- but they all start at first from the basic, core premise of -- please, stand firmly.

Kevin Doyle - writer / director

"THE AЯTS" - world premiere - September 2018 at La MaMa E.T.C. New York, NY

2018-2019 Saari Invited Artist at the Saari Residence. Kone Foundation, Finland

2018 Global Connections IN THE LAB Grant. TCG / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, USA

2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Finalist. Royal Exchange Theatre, England

 

"The sting of the playwright's satire is softened only by his gift for comic absurdity." -- THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Hilarious satire of social norms that touches on everything that is wrong with America." -- TIME OUT NEW YORK

"Clearly unafraid to deal with reality, and present it unflinchingly." -- SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

"Socially critical drama without an accusing finger or a whiny political tone." -- DE MORGEN

"Doyle's clever, sparing use of language recalls Ionesco's best." -- BACKSTAGE

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