Life lesson all way from Brooklyn
Mac Premo lives in Brooklyn and makes art there, including a recent installation of accumulated personal possessions exhibited in a dumpster.
He's also a writer, and brought his new play to the Belfast Barge last night for its UK premiere. The play's a one-hander, Premo himself making his stage debut as a solo performer. The stories he relates of baseball and prematurely ageing lightbulbs initially seem random and incidental. Gradually a deepening vein of frustration and melancholy seeps between them, the realisation dawning that life's experiences are inherently disconnected. Life goes on and is symbolised by the daily tasks of making and creating.
Wry, dry, laconic and increasingly introspective, Premo's everyman is a character eminently worth spending time with.