Pebble Trust and Bird&BlendTeaCo bursary winning play 'Can I Be Bored Now? is a theatre piece in which through dialogues, music and movement, two performers lead the audience on a journey using a visual art installation with projected drawings on a screen.
The aim is to bombard the spectators with multiple information, displayed in a similar way that social media platforms incessantly convey endless (un)related posts and news. The unease around it brings queries and doubts about every day decision making regarding covering boredom with social media. What happens when we put ourselves in the virtual world of social media? Are we seeking to escape from boredom or reality?
Should we keep surrendering ourselves to the screen, embracing alienation? Lack of passion, or better said, lack of necessity to be productive. States of energy and creativity compensated with states of depression, fear and anxiety. Overwhelming feeling of being less worthy, intensified need to feel special, every single day. Constant need to be entertained while losing the ability to focus. Can we be bored again?