This piece was, and still is, very difficult for me to perform. The piece had me sitting on the floor next to a black chair. There was a spot light on the chair. The audience sat in a half circle around me and the chair.
Through the piece I didn’t break focus with the chair. During this performance it was hard to keep the momentum. I didn’t practice what I said during the piece. I think the piece went very well but there was more I could have added for emphasis and detail. I guess an example of this would be me repeating more words and after saying goodbye to my father—an example would be me turning off the spot light after I was done.
This piece was really nerve racking for me. I was in a panic and there was a rush of emotions I thought was buried. One way to look at it is in the end we cry tears but tears don’t age. I could feel myself quiver and slowly breaking due to my nervousness.
Over all I think this piece was successful.