And so it begins. The Taxi Project (working title) gets underway.
Over the next 6 months or so, I’ll be interviewing people who drive taxis for a living, their friends and family members, taxi commuters and other people who come into contact with taxis. My aim is to collect stories, opinions, points of view, pictures, sounds, words, emotions, and hopefully, end up with a complete mess of recorded experiences.
If things work out as I hope they will, a thread of truth will miraculously emerge that will then form the basis for a theatre performance that will be illuminating, or at the very least, entertaining.
This project is supported by the Substation Directors’ Lab and the National Arts Council for whom I am very grateful for providing this support framework to work within, as I embark on this exciting and very scary journey.
So… for a start, I’m collecting questions that, if you could pose to a person who drives a taxi for a living, you would. I’ve set up a survey form HERE.
Alternatively, if you’d like to be interviewed as part of this project, or a close friend of yours, a relative or immediate family member drives a taxi for a living, part-time, full-time, long time or short-time, or someone you know has an interesting taxi story to share, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment below.
And don’t worry if they don’t speak English. I may be effectively monolingual but thankfully I have friends who aren’t.
Here’s to sharing stories and experiences, and hopefully learning something from them.