i hope to find you at the end of this

i hope to find you at the end of this

Dates/Time: 10/10/15
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Space: Theaterlab | Gallery

Category: Theaterlab Presents

Theaterlab presents
i hope to find you at the end of this
by Chi Nguyen
October 10th | 2pm – 8pm

i hope to find you at the end of this is a durational and iterative process that focuses on the yearning for a lover who is no longer around and a past that cannot be relived. It is an attempt to be honest with oneself by tracing the line back to her end, my beginning / through the whats and whys of her suicide and the hows of moving forward. The process is carried out every October 10, with the last iteration being put to rest when there is nothing left to yearn for and mourn for anymore.

i hope to find you at the end of this
in its second iteration, is the shedding of my hair as a remembrance to my N. W. and to the part of me that she had loved most. 843 days before the fact, with my hair covering the side of her neck, she told me once that everything will be okay.

2:00PM – Hair shedding
2:05PM to 8:00PM – Weaving
[Hair donations can be placed next to
the loom throughout the performance]

Audience members are encouraged to share their own experiences by donating a strand,
a lock, a tumble of their hair to be incorporated into the weaving during the performance.

If you cannot make it to Theaterlab on October 10 but would like to donate your hair,
please feel free to drop-off or ship them to 252 Java Street, #336, Brooklyn NY 11222.

All hair donated between 10/01/2015 and 10/09/2016 will be a part of the weaving.

The performance is free and all donations will go to the It Gets Better Project to raise awareness, fund suicide prevention and anti-bullying programs for LGBTQ youth.

For more information, visit www.ihopetofind.com.