The Prague Post asks if you could imagine “your private bathroom as a theatrical stage”. I suppose many of us wouldn’t want what we get up to in the bathroom appearing on a stage in front of people, particularly not when it comes to toilets anyway! Even so, a theatrical collective called Screaming Fish is bringing its piece Bathroom Part II: Beauty, which is surprisingly the second part of a four-year-old project concerning bathrooms.
Performed without dialogue it explorers a variety of themes, touching upon peoples personal experiences, moods and relationships with bathrooms. Tereza Koníčková, founding member of the collective, explained how they initially began the project in private bathrooms before moving on to the main stage, cramming people into the small spaces to watch the piece be performed.
"We asked people in whose flats we were living if we could use their bathrooms; we asked friends, and we put up notices asking for people to open their bathrooms to us," she says. "We also asked some of the people to take part as performers and to explain their relationship to bathrooms.”
Thankfully the piece isn’t about to touch upon toilet humour, as while it focuses on the furnishings and habits of the bathroom it doesn't touch upon the WC. Well, almost, as toilet paper is apparently a heavy focus of the performance too. Fascinatingly the music is performed on things you tend to find in the bathroom; such as soap and running water with “interactive costumes” made out of toilet paper.
Have I seen everything now? I'm probably not even close, although sadly I've missed this play so I can’t try and ask for an all-expenses paid trip to report on it for Bathroom World.
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