what is this all about?
project1979 is a transmedia-fueled performance which aims at creating an experience examining the 30-something generation: who we are, who we were, why we do what we do and how we shine. Since October 2011 I have been collecting stories, status updates, emails and responses to the blog. The result is a one hour long performance whose content has been created and will continue to change according to the input of the followers of project1979. It’s modern Vaudeville meets improv in an interactive show: movement, music, monologues with audience games interspersed with real accounts of past and present lives of people who have been interviewed in the past months.
People worldwide can access the show through Google hangouts and there will be a live feed to Facebook and Twitter that will allow people the audience (actual and global) to comment and ask questions at certain portions of the show. There will be a slideshow of photos that have been collected in the last six months as the show culminates in a dance party that invites all to participate (of course)!
The aim of the performance is to tell the collective story of our lives in a fun, inclusive and dynamic manner. It highlights how members of the 30-something generation we are different and what we share through nostalgia. By telling the stories of ordinary people’s lives and laughing at the quirks of our pop culture, project1979 hopes to focus on the good and connect Generation X and Yers to a legacy that they can be proud of.