Ballgame is a play for single voice. Written in the tradition of the radio broadcast, it takes the form of a play-by-play account of a mathematically ‘average’ baseball game, in which a single male voice announces the imagined game in real time. Through the careful balance of analytic, descriptive and anecdotal language, Ballgame attempts to conjure a perfectly plausible game, unlocateable in time or place. The work will take three different forms: it will be recorded as an audio work, published as a play script, and presented as a live performance by a single actor.
Ballgame (Innings 1–3) was completed and recorded September 2009 and shown in a solo exhibition at Greengrassi, London. The full nine innings of Ballgame are currently in progress, and will be shown in a solo show at Presentation House, Vancouver in 2011, which will consist of the installation of an audio recording, a live performance and the publication of completed playscript. The work will then travel to the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre in Canada in 2012.
Ballgame is commissioned by Arts Partners in Creative Development for $41,500. (Lead Organization: Presentation House Gallery operated by The BC Photography and Media Arts Society).