“…A she bear, with a cub of eighteen months old, came swimming close under me. I shot the bitch through the head and killed her dead. The cub…made at me with great ferocity; but just as the creature was about to revenge the death of his dam, I saluted him with a load of large shot in his right eye… I gave him another salute with the other barrel, and blinded him most completely…Never in my life did I regret the want of ammunition so much as on this day; as I was by the failure interrupted in the finest sport that man ever had.”
George Cartwright c.1773
“In order to maintain our way of living we must tell lies to each other and especially to ourselves. It is not necessary that the lies be particularly believable but merely that they be erected as barriers to truth. These barriers are necessary because without them many deplorable acts would become impossibilities.”
We spent two R&D days at ONCA in April exploring ways into making a full-length piece about exploration, colonialism and climate change, using shadow puppetry and projections. We got a lovely review from artist and blogger Ann Perrin, who even recorded the show: http://annperrin.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/feral-theatre-white-bear-river-ice-nights-at-onca-in-brighton/ Thank you Ann.