GROUP THERAPY (work in progress)
Poor Dog Group’s latest project is a living documentary performance work centered on the inner workings of PDG as they commit to clinical therapy. Taken from audio recordings of 20 hours of real therapy, the group reenacts both the recordings while extemporaneous confrontations explore the truth behind what is unspoken. Having met when they were eighteen years old, the group has now been making art together for over a decade. Group Therapy probes into the private and professional lives of this long term collaboration and close nit group of friends as they process their marriages, divorces, falling outs, alcoholism, the hustle of making art together, and above all what it is like to endure.This new theater work transforms the “company we keep” into medicinal live art.
This project is being developed at The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA.