Where: NAB Black-box. During a rehearsal.
Objective Description: An actress standing on a chair holds a light source, the rest of the cast is gathered close by. All other lights in the black-box are out.
Subjective Description: I could see the faces of other people struck clearly against the black backdrop of nothing that the space had become. I was reminded of summer nights whereon people gather around a campfire, or on nights in the middle of winter during power outages, when things are lit only by candles, flashlights, or lanterns. On nights like these, the world is only in the ring of light – any faces therein are the only other people in the world – all things outside the ring of light become relative: they expand into oblivion. Things in the ring of light are realized in minute detail, and modeled in a unique way, that is often unsettling if not frightening. And yet, there is a grandeur as well – a sense taking of one’s self out of the body, and seeing one’s self within the ring of light as though from afar off.