The Performance

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  The Echoes of Willard is a newly devised theatre
  performance based on suitcases discovered in an
  attic of a deserted building at Willard just outside
  of New York.

  Over 400 were found, each containing the possessions,
  photos and letters of patients of a recently shut down
  psychiatric hospital: WILLARD PSYCHIATRIC CENTER.

This performance takes 5 of those suitcases and their
  contents and uses live performance to bring the
  patients alive again by sharing a personal interpretation
  of their lives leading to being institutionalised and their
  lives at Willard for an audience that never got the chance
to meet them.
The theatrical form of the piece is physical theatre/storytelling

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. (Painting by Dominique Fouchard BA Fine Art Wimbledon School of Art 1980. Painter and sculptor, working mainly in Paris and London. Currently preparing a portrait exhibition.