2012

Moderate Light Fastness
"I can even get used to wanting something else. Even when I know that something else isn't what I want."

Lies, betrayal and wallpaper...Two couples, moderately unfaithful, moderately unhappy, gridlocked in the language of home decoration.

2011

Shakespeare on Edge
"It has made me mad!"

When does reason turn into madness, how does blindness turn into insight, when does desire turn into disgust and why can deep hatred turn into endless love?

2010

Between Things
"Donít just leave dammit. What then? Stay. What for? Stay and talk. If I talk anymore Iím going to throw up. Then let me talk. Let me do the talking."

Four people in one space. Three leave, onely one stays: Jack and Schroedingerís cat.

2009

William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT

"Will you go cunt, my lord?"

Shipwrecked in Illyria, Viola and her twin brother Sebastian find themselves among the all-too-willing prisoners of a subtle net of desires. Shakepeare's raving comedy of lechery and lethargy flaunts an undercurrent of violence and despair that has love suffer surfeit, cloyment, and revolt.

2008

Is It Still Day?

"Is it still day? - Day? If you like. There is no other word for it."

In "Catastrophe," a despotic director has his protagonist stripped down to an utter lack of independence. "Footfalls" presents an isolated woman who cannot overcome her mother's death and the losses of her own past. "Rough for Theatre I" outlines the love and hate of two men facing a nameless void.

 

Crying in Public

She leaves him for someone from the other side of the river. He is bewildered to realise that now, with the bridges rebuilt, everything seems possible. History is hard on their heels.

2007

MOT-Festival Skopje

In September 2007, Port in Air was invited to perform at the MOT-Festival in Skopje, Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.). We presented the 2007 version of "Why So All At Once At Home?" The show had previously been performed at Cologne's ARTheater.

 

Why So All At Once At Home?

"At night you can hear breathing that is neither his nor yours. You say 'his.' Although you were alone. But it wasn't yours either."

A family has been uprooted, displaced, deported, but no one can say exactly where they are or how they got there and why - boards, kites, typewriters and all...

 

Moderate Light Fastness

"With you I could... yes, I could... hang you... hang with you... hang with you wallpaper."

A middle-aged couple locked in the language of home decoration, straining to find meaning in an endless pattern repeat...

2006

The Company of Fish

"Rubbish, really. Stories..."

A couple gets tired of one another. So they invite a couple of fish into their home, losing themselves in the glass of the aquarium...

2005

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

"Can I interest you in a play about wallpaper?"

In August 2005, Port in Air travelled to Edinburgh to present a Festival version of "Moderate Light Fastness".

 

Moderate Light Fastness

"I want horses and hieroglyphs."

A middle-aged couple locked in the language of home decoration, straining to find meaning in an endless pattern repeat...

2004

Why So All At Once At Home?

"Thereís nothing much about me that isnít also about him... nothing that counts... counts?"

A family has been uprooted, displaced, deported, but no one can say exactly where they are or how they got there and why...