Two couples; one liberal, one conservative. One progressive, one traditional. One faithless, one faithful.
Ten years ago, on a freezing snowy day in the USA, Greg Wohead and his then partner spent an afternoon with a traditional Amish couple. Call it a Day is about that unlikely encounter. What unfolds on stage is a strange, surreal, part-improvised reliving of that meeting again, and again and again and again.
Featuring an upicking of Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 hit Time After Time and interruptions from 1985 Amish-themed thriller Witness (starring Harrison Ford), Call It A Day is a kaleidoscopic examination of the impossibility of truly understanding one another.
About the Artist
Greg Wohead is a writer, performer and live artist originally from Texas who makes theatre performances, one-to-one pieces and audio works.
Greg draws on a broad range of references and forms including autobiography, found audio, film, historical re-enactment and fan fiction, prioritising a sense of the off-centre, the slippery, the queer.
Recent touring work includes Celebration, Florida, Comeback Special, The Ted Bundy Project and Story #1 (in collaboration with Rachel Mars).
Greg Wohead’s work has been seen at theatres and festivals in the UK, US and Europe including Battersea Arts Centre, Brighton Festival, Forest Fringe, Bristol Old Vic, Mayfest, Northern Stage, Bios (Athens), LAX Festival (Los Angeles), Fusebox Festival (Austin), ArtPower (San Diego), mala voadora (Porto) and English Theatre Berlin. Commissions and residencies include Orchard Project, MAKE, Vooruit, Contact Flying Solo International Commission, Choreodrome by The Place, Dois por Dois Residency by mala voadora, Experimentica, Theatre in the Mill, South Street, Bristol Ferment and Dance and the Homemade by Chisenhale Dance Space.