Witness is a 20-minute performance for one audience member at a time that configures the viewer as accomplice to an event, “manifesting” accountable witnesses out of impartial observers. Together we are challenged to acknowledge our participation in acts of violence, and to confront our responsibility for the other. Then, we are charged to act.
Allison Wyper, an LA-based artist, vitalizes the performance space as a site of critical action, with a focus on intimacy and sustainability. An Associate Artist of La Pocha Nostra, and member of Hydra Poesis (Western Australia), she has performed in the US, Canada, Germany, and Australia. MFA Dance, UCLA; BA Theatre Studies, Emerson College.