It happened! I made it through the 12 hour long web-a-thon. Now, I’m taking all the info I gathered from the amazing conversations, spinning thoughts and critical juxtapositions to create my next evening length work. The first stop will be Bryant Lake Bowl in Mpls, MN Feb 28-March 2, 2014. And now for the third person…
Originally meant as a scripted finalé to his trilogy on the underbelly of the self-help movement, Lepore decided to open his creative process to the public as a 12 hour long mash-up workshop/ laboratory/ talk show and performance experiment in order to find the essence of what will become an interactive touring piece. Set up as an end-of-the-year fundraiser Lepore aimed to raise $10,000 in donations over the course of his half day theatrical marathon. (That didn’t happen by the way but he did raise over $1,300.)
Lepore will give his final eye roll to new age and self-help charlatans through a spectacle that will look at the meta-examination of both failing and succeeding in real time.
By challenging the skewed “truths” that one must fail again and again in order to succeed… that in America we all have the same capacity to reach our goals if we work hard enough… that only the precious few can be titans in their industry… Lepore confronts himself and his audience to think outside the binary solidity put forth by our cultural expectations and make a statement as to why limitations are a good, good thing.