This project is a new theater piece performed in living rooms throughout NYC that explores trust in an era where hospitality meets surveillance. In this intimate setting, there will be no border between the piece and the audience, who participate in the performance as the invited “voyeurs” of the evening.
The play shows their interaction in real time. Liz asks Ricard to deliver a package for her. But Ricard, who was willing to sacrifice jail for a better society, distrusts Liz.
This is a play about idealism and human interactions, about the contrast between ideas and daily necessities.
“39 Defaults is a must-see: smart, brilliant, and reticent.”
-Franco Baldasso, Nueva York 2012
Ricard Neun is a Spanish social activist. He has defrauded 39 banks in Spain. He claims this is not a crime, but a general call for financial disobedience. He is travelling around America giving lectures about this “action”. In New York he gives a talk and meets Liz, who invites him to stay at her place.
We invite everyone’s suspicions to the table, as we learn more about these two strangers meeting for the first time in this apartment in the midst of these politically and socially charged times.
Fifth Wall thanks our Sponsor: Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain