Emerging from a densely layered collaboration between performers, audience, visual environment, and sound, In Which _______ and Others Discover the End grapple with the current generation’s collective, unconscious anxiety that the world may in the foreseeable future be uninhabitable for humans. Taking inspiration from scientific discoveries (the identification of a new knee ligament, a new class of mathematical shape, the previously unknown mating spot of the blue whale) that are continually updating what we think we know, In Which asks us to acknowledge that we live in a world of uncertainty through an expansive rumination on the ways we embody polarity, mystery, mortality, discovery, and change.
In Which _______ and Others Discover the End is a collaboration between performance collective SuperGroup; experimental playwright Rachel Jendrzejewski; installation artist Liz Miller; art rock band Brute Heart; performers Angharad Davies, Hannah Kramer, and Stephanie Stoumbelis; lighting designer Heidi Eckwall; and process correspondent Hannah Geil-Neufeld.
In Which _____ and Others Discover the End is an adventurous read! It's a play, set of performance instructions, experimental literature, and artwork all in one. Through drawings and suggested dances and long conversation between speakers (A, B, C, etc.), the book addresses the earth’s future (our future), a future that mostly makes me feel anxious and helpless. But the performers/writers take a compassionate approach to our involvement, one that examines our discomfort around climate change and calls us into “running and jumping & recognizing each other.” As much as the book is about the earth, it's also about reconnecting to our bodies (hence the many dances), which leads to a connection to each other and ultimately, our planet. It’s surprisingly joyous, a celebration of our togetherness in the face of what we don’t know.