Tea Time - Written and performed by Buba Basishvili and Yan Christian Collazo
Tea Time is a sublime, absurdist comedy that explores power, submission, and the folly of hope; Laurel and Hardy meet George Orwell’s 1984. Buba Basishvili (Republic of Georgia) and Yan Christian Collazo (Puerto Rico) collaborated to create Tea Time, finding a common theme in their experiences of occupation in their countries.
"Powerful and effective portrayal of a confinement" - Pat Bitton, North Coast Journal
Under the watch of an omnipotent, unseen authority, two men are imprisoned for eternity. Their dreams and imaginings are the closest they can come to liberation; their confinement becomes the most powerful companion in their resistance as they escape into a world of their own creation. Dancing for freedom and dancing for life, these two idealists find a way to subvert their oppressors despite their intransigent circumstance. A sublime comedy that explores power, submission, and the folly of hope; created by Buba Basishvili (Republic of Georgia) and Yan Christian Collazo (Puerto Rico). As one prisoner said to the other, “It is prohibited to forget!” And the second replied, “let's have some tea first.”