Make Yourself At Home
‘It is my job to make you as feel at home as possible in this cardboard box’
A piece performed by people who have arrived from somewhere else. Inside an empty cardboard box you meet a person who wants to make you feel at home. After they’ve made you tea, they begin to ask you to think about the room, from any point in your life, in which you felt the most at home.
‘Where were the doors and where were the windows?’
Make Yourself At Home is a one on one performance for five or more audience members performed by local people who consider themselves to be first generation immigrants. Each performer recreates an audience member’s room inside a cardboard box using card- board furniture. Together they place the plants, the bed, the sofa and draw the pictures on the wall. A song is found that they used to listen to there. After nothing more could be done to make them feel at home they are left alone for a few minutes to simply spend some time. Afterwards they are invited to go with the performer to see the place that reminds them the most of home.
First performed at Nuit Blanche Brussels. Based on an original performance by Deborah Pearson and re-conceived by International Activities Club.