Seen/By Everyone @ HERE
Last weekend I was invited to see Seen/By Everyone at HERE down in SoHo. It was created and produced by the ensemble company of Five on a Match. Five on a Match is a collective making art that explores what it means to be a human being in the 21st century.
The collective writes in the program that they did not “write” the show, they “collaged” it. They pulled from various forms of social media – I’d assume Facebook, Twitter, etc. – and created new characters that are not based on any one single person. The play was 80 minutes of vignettes of how people exist in the world when they post every second of their life to the internet. How they grieve; how they express happiness.
Although it was a little hard to follow at times, it’s very avantgarde which is always fun and a change from the usual breed of standard straight plays.
If you’re looking for something a little bit off the beaten path, Seen/By Everyone is your play.