Another of our One Minute Manifestos for you, this time from the amazing Chris Thorpe, who is, we figured out, one of only four companies or artists who have performed at Forest Fringe for the last three years running*. This is transcribed as Chris wrote it, in block capitals on a scrap piece of paper. That should not be taken to mean he’s shouting though. He isn’t.
I HAVE NO INTEREST IN TELLING YOU WHAT ANYTHING IS. I HAVE NO INTEREST IN TELLING YOU WHAT I THINK IS RIGHT OR WRONG. THE ONLY THINGS THAT EXIST ARE ENERGY, AMBITION, AND THE DETERMINATION NOT TO LET YOURSELF DOWN BY WALKING AWAY BEFORE THE JOB IS DONE. DO NOT GIVE UP. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR IDEAS HALF-BORN. DO NOT WALK AWAY. BECAUSE OTHERWISE THE ONLY ONES LEFT GOING FORWARD ARE THE CUNTS OF THIS WORLD. AND IF WE GIVE UP AND FADE INTO THE BACKGROUND, THEIR VOICES WILL BE LOUD AND THEIR SIGNAL WILL BE ON ALL THE FREQUENCIES. DO NOT STOP. DO NOT STOP. OR THEY WILL WIN.
More of these coming soon. Do not adjust your sets.
[*The other three-year veterans are Action Hero, Tinned Fingers and Abigail Conway for anyone who might be interested.]