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second person future tense


“I shouldn’t be here. I should be back home, at school…. You come to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my childhood and my dreams. And I am one of the lucky ones. People all over the world are suffering and dying. And all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!” – Greta Thunberg


second person future tense is a performance research project and pedagogical experiment. it pairs performance research methodology with traditional scholarly research directed towards publication in order to explore the concept and practice of acting in the context of crisis. through an examination of the concept of “crisis” and its relationship to ideas of progress and temporality, spft explores theater as a mode of contending with a future about which we are deeply ambivalent, one that we may even be working actively to prevent. 

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