The Fire Side
H&F ArtsFest
STORYTELLING PROJECT for HF ArtsFest 
***1-9 JUNE 2019***

MASTER SCRIPT / ASSETS DRAFT DOC

THE IDEA: Bring out the magic of OLY and SBM through community story sharing
KEY WORDS/METHODS: fireside, verbatim theatre, surreal, whimsical, alternate reality, listening to the voices of spaces and objects, gathering around to share
REFERENCES: oral storytelling, Stranger Things, Welcome to Nightvale (podcast), War of the Worlds radio, fireside chats (campfire storytelling and an American WWII radio thing), Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman…
STORY OUTLINE: 
  1. The Fire Side (a parallel reality of SBM where the spirit of fireside storytelling transforms the ordinary into extraordinary, the place where things happen) has started leaking out into the real world. Why? Because “No events take place here. Nothing has changed.” But something is happening in Shepherd’s Bush: a gathering, a festival.
  1. The Fire Side bleeds into the real world in the form of objects and stories. Everyday objects and stories that, in this context, feel curious, even spectacular. 
  1. At the opening on June 1st, the voices of The Fire Side start to sense there’s a lot of activity going on and so realize they have made contact with the real world. They are interested and want to hear more from the real world. The objects collect stories from people in the real world e.g. festival-goers and more market-goers. 
  1. Throughout the festival week, other Fire Side objects and voices appear in the market. The Fire Side realizes that actually, the real world has a lot of interest and importance. They propose a time to meet people from the real world and continue to share stories. 
  1. “Fireside” gathering where the two worlds meet, overlap, seen and heard together on June 8th. Bring out the magic by coming together. (And see the potential of using the OLY as a storytelling space). 

TASKS
Olivia
Direction
overall story development
Yes
Ivan
Production
production manager, accounting, point person for production activities
Yes
Karthika
Script
writing and recording radio script

Vivek
Assets
producing branded assets  (e.g. flyers, fake tickets, fake menus, posters, newspapers, etc.)

Ting
Performance Design, esp. Sound
designing the final performance elements esp. sound design of the space to realize the immersive, theatrical potential of the OLY and SBM

Jack
Objects/Set Design
gathering and designing objects; set design 

Jingle
Sound
assist Karthika with radio audio, work with Jake and Ting on composing/designing soundscape for final performance 

Pair
Collecting Stories
collecting stories throughout the festival

Albi
Social Media / Marketing
running social media presence, marketing event

Jake
Music and Sound
developing music and sound elements for objects and performance

Ted
Documentation
documentary, process film etc.; speakers

Matt

speak to Olivia and Ivan when you return to London

TIMETABLE

TUESDAY : visibility
  • KOKO MENU AND RECOMMENDED SIGN, POSTERS
  • Documentation ^
  • Record part 1 of radio
  • Test Jack’s set
  • Paint chest
WEDNESDAY : recognizing voices/characters
  • Assess Tuesday drop (e.g. talk to Koko, other helpful shop holders)
  • CHEST WITH RADIO, more orange things (bring postbox back out?) 12-1/2pm
  • Documentation ^
  • Record part 2 of radio
  • Olivia and Vivek make a map of object placement, discuss any remaining asset creation
  • Contact Flora → update H&F site, get on her daily updates
  • Posters in colleges
  • 5:30pm return orange objects to containers