This Week's Divorce Tales: Was There Something You Fought Over?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
We’re four theater artists, all members of The Civilians – a theater company that creates shows from investigations into real life. That’s one thing we have in common.
The other thing is that all of our parents are divorced.
If you were born anytime in the 70s or 80s, there’s a decent chance yours are too. Contribute your story.
So we decided to make a play about why people get divorced. And obviously there was no better place to start than with our own parents.
This is them, played by us. Telling it like it was.
That’s the question we started with. Over the next couple months we’ll post more clips from our show.
But in the meantime, we want to hear tales about your parents’ divorce. SEE SURVEY RESULTS HERE.
Week One: THE MUSEUM OF CONTESTED OBJECTS
Was there an object your parents fought over in their divorce—a family heirloom, a vacation home, those shot glasses from Hawaii? Maybe you have a photo that sums it all up. Or maybe there’s just one really great story.
Send us your stories, a video or audio clip, photos, cartoons, original song.
Like this one, Us, about Sam Bisbee's parents' break-up.
And fill out the survey below. We'll post it along with other contributions to The Museum of Contested Objects.
If you decide to interview your own parents on the subject like we did, you can take a look at The Civilians’ Method to get you started.
Each week we’ll post a new question here, so you can join in the divorce conversation.