We are very excited to announce that Together, our site-specific performance at the Barnstaple Fringe TheatreFest last summer, will be travelling to the Prague Fringe Festival this May!
Together is a performance about being playful in the city again. Through the medium of an audio tour and various small installations, 4 participants take to the streets of Malá Strana to follow 4 different routes, which will lead them in specific narratives to explore the city. They will encounter each other and various festival locations at points, to finally come together at a dinner table. A performative love letter to the city; Together is a piece of wonder, excitement and engagement.
Together started as a project catered to the small English town Barnstaple, and its Fringe Theatrefest. After attending for two years in a row, we started to learn more and more about the town and its rich history and culture. When a local guided us through, the intimate affinity of our guide with the community got to us as well– and we wanted to create something in honour of it. A love letter to Barnstaple, so to speak. We explored the different modes that one can encounter a place, and created four different paths out of this. However, community was such an important aspect to the town, that we quickly realised that the four participants should start and end together in this walking adventure, and we should co-operate with locals to realise the project. The result was a playful and intimate piece about exploring, walking, encountering and falling in love with places (all over again).
Now, Almost Human wants to keep writing love letters, and to cater the performance to the city they fell in love with years ago: Prague. Although the performance will keep its spirit in essence, it will without a doubt be as different to the previous show as Barnstaple and Prague are. But by keeping the same format and mindset, we intend to create the same energy,sensitivity and playfulness that made the previous show such a success. Of course, this will mean visiting the city a lot over the next few months, which none of us are particularly unhappy with!