Alison S. M. Kobayashi's immersive solo performance Say Something Bunny!, which has garnered critical acclaim and sold-out several performances since it debuted last spring, will now continue its extended run through January 2019. The theatrical experience is staged in the UNDO PROjECT SPACE in Chelsea, Manhattan, to an audience of just 25.
Say Something Bunny! is created by Kobayashi in collaboration with Christopher Allen.
The show takes its title from a line in an audio recording made more than 60 years ago and purchased at an estate sale in 2007. When Kobayashi listened to the recording, she discovered the voices of a Jewish family living in suburban New York in the early 1950s. Over six years, she began to piece together the identities of the speakers, the time period and location based on clues from the family’s casual banter teamed with archival research and in-depth study.
Seated around a table, the audience of Say Something Bunny! goes on a journey with Kobayashi as they listen to the recording unspool and discover the hidden story of its voices. The performance combines archival film, live video, and surround sound, with Kobayashi taking on over a dozen roles and embodying multiple characters.
Listen to a clip of the found audio and learn more about the project at saysomethingbunny.com.