If the World Ends Tomorrow It’s All Your Fault

Maddie Vassalo and Marta Frank, School of Music, Theatre & Dance; Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design (Interarts Performance)

Collaborators: Marta Frank, Naomi Rodriguez, Elaine Cho – Interarts Performance

For the last couple of years the world has truly felt like it’s ending, and for a lot of it we’ve been stuck in our rooms. Our lives were limited to the physical rooms we filled, and the virtual spaces we projected ourselves into (or what was projected onto us). Through technology, we’ve invited the entire world into our rooms. At the same time that same media is becoming increasingly more selective and catered for us as individuals. It seems like the whole world is at your fingertips, but instead this new virtual space is more like a window that gets narrower and narrower until you’ve lost control. We no longer choose to invite stories into our space, they now invite themselves. It didn’t used to be this way. If The World Ends Tomorrow It’s All Your Fault is a devised theatre piece celebrating lost visual culture. It is a celebration of dwindling photojournalism and the stories physical news media once told. The exploration of how this loss has affected us as individuals as we transition to new forms of media is told through the lens of generation z, the first generation to grow up in the internet.