P IS FOR PETER - on development
DIRECTOR: Eszter Marsalkó
DRAMATURG: Panni Néder
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.