Price Point is a multi-arts performance project exploring notions of fairness and balance, or the lack thereof, in today’s economic landscape through a mixture of the tragic and comic. Booking information.
The work illustrates connections between micro-stories of the economy’s impact on individual psyches/souls and macro-stories of its effects on global society. Themes include democracy, fair wages, economic vulnerability, and the state of the “American Dream.” Built around ethnographic narratives set as movement, theater, and sound scores, Price Point illuminates stories of everyday citizens struggling to find a sense of direction, purpose, and value in the wake of an uncertain labor market. This instability ripples outward impacting people’s perceptions of and interactions through their work, relationships and communities. At its core the work explores the abstract question, “What is the value of living?” through the lived routines, ruptures, and embodiments of people who experience our current economy’s pressures and aftershocks daily.
Chicago Reader: Sketchbook 2013 Review: “The most powerful moment, however, depicts a woman attempting to pay her bills as more and more continue to rain onto her desk.”
Veronica Precious Bohannon: “Ohhh My Goodness, I went to church at 12pm today. Church was the Honey Pot Performance, PRICE POINT. The poesy of real talk and the energy of the pieces were honest and accessible! The poignancy of the pieces and the timing were also refreshing. The topics were current and reflected Black womyn….and the movement was intentional and completed their words.”