In Fragments, a group of eight people gather together and begin reading aloud a series of proverbs. These proverbs provoke those assembled to begin telling stories: stories from the past, of dreams, of identity, and those that question the most fundamental parts of existence. As the playwright Edward Albee says, “The piece proceeds as a piece of music does.” Words build, scatter, and explode in rhythm. They serve as an examination of the human search for meaning in life, and the struggle to connect to the world and to one another through storytelling.
Ph0tos by Sue Kessler