USA // FILM + THEATRE
Melbourne Festival and Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in association with PS122 Global present
PHOTO Andrew Schneider
NEW YORK NARRATIVES
Creator, Writer and Director
Acting Stranger is the evolving
document of an ongoing project
exploring intimacy, relationship and
the experience between strangers.
Andrew Schneider writes short
scenes—no exposition, no inciting
incident, no denouement—and
you are invited to participate. If
selected, you and Schneider enact
the short scenes in public. You do
not meet, discuss or experience
each other outside the context
of the scene. The experience is
documented and will be shown
at a free screening at ACMI.
For more information and to be
involved visit www.festival.melbourne/
01. Memorise the script VERBATIM.
02. Show up on time.
03. Show up 15 minutes early if the
scene takes place in a mass–
04. The scene starts when you see
me. The camera will be rolling.
I will be standing in front of the
05. Say your first line, or wait for
me to say mine.
06. We will only meet as the
07. There is only one take.
08. There is no messing up.
09. Keep going.
10. The scene ends when the
camera is turned off.
11. We will not introduce ourselves
in real life.
12. You agree to have your likeness
videotaped and published
Melbourne Festival’s free program of activities
proudly brought to you by the City of Melbourne.
TUE 20 OCTOBER at 6PM
FOR THE MOVING IMAGE
by Andrew Schneider
NORTH MELBOURNE TOWN HALL
Watch scenes from Melbourne’s
Acting Stranger through interactive
monitors and a looped screening.
Visit website for more details.