P IS FOR PETER - on development
P is for Peter is a family show suitable for people with dementia featuring puppets and a dancer.
Peter has just been diagnosed with ‘probable Alzheimer’s disease’ and decided to write a blog about
his illness & document his own deterioration.
The first blog entry is about his first visit to support group for early stages Alzheimer’s patients.
Using Alzheimer’s disease as a narrative tool, the performance shall explore the boundaries of humanity
and challenge our collective social mind-set – it shall inspire us to question our own priorities
and unshakable points of reference.
Is it important to know what year it is? Is a person’s life more valuable if they know
the name of the current Prime Minister? What makes human life worthwhile?
Is it coherence? Awareness? A sense of continuity? Happiness?
P is for Peter is not a piece about dementia, it’s a piece about life.
We did a few days’ development on this piece in December last year funded through
Puppet Animation Scotland’s Creative Fund.
Director: Eszter Marsalkó
Dramaturg: Panni Néder