Featuring two unrehearsed performers who have never met, Celebration, Florida is a quietly surreal show for anyone who has ever missed anyone or anything.
Veering between reality and simulation, Celebration, Florida orbits around ideas of surrogacy; a stand-in to replace a person you miss, a re-creation of an experience you can’t stop thinking about, nostalgia for a place that never existed.
Greg will speak to you through two performers using pre-recorded audio and headphones. They will know almost nothing about the show when they walk on stage.
“A moving tone poem on loss and retrieval”
★★★★ Stewart Pringle, The Stage
“A work of great sensitivity written with enviable grace and poise”
Simon Bowes, After the Lights Fade
Commissioned by The Albany and developed at The Yard. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Greg Wohead is a writer, performer and live artist originally from Texas. He makes theatre performances, one-to-one pieces and audio works. His work has been seen at theatres and festivals in the UK, US and Europe including Battersea Arts Centre (UK), Bristol Old Vic (UK), Mayfest (UK), Northern Stage (UK), Forest Fringe (UK), Bios (Greece), LAX Festival (USA), Fusebox Festival (USA) and ArtPower (USA). He’s an Associate Artist at The Yard and Shoreditch Town Hall in London.