VFF explores friendship through one-hour video chats. Only 18 people can take part in these one-on-one experiences (one per day), hanging out over FaceTime with award-winning performance artist and actor Brian Feldman (#txtshow).
What is a friendship worth? How do we make friends? What does being friends actually mean? Brian explores these questions and more by offering you an opportunity to define friendship.
As Washington City Paper wrote, “See It If: You want a new conceptual artist friend to hang out with in real life.”
Presented as part of the 2021 Melbourne Fringe Festival, VFF is a modified social distancing version of BFF, which premiered in a sold-out 50 show run as part of the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival.
All times are in AEDT (UTC+11), except for 30 Sep - 2 Oct which are in AEST (UTC+10).
This project was supported by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Warning: Contains high level of audience participation, potentially triggering content or themes, The content of this event is based entirely upon what audience members talk about and, as such, may contain mature themes, profane language, sudden loud noises, and potentially triggering content or themes.
“...an enjoyable [hour] of carte blanche to ask a stranger anything you want to know about himself – and to get things off your chest that you’re not comfortable admitting to the people who know you... You can tell him absolutely anything and at the end of your [hour], it won’t matter.”
– The Washington Post
“This show offers the most personal attention this reviewer has ever encountered and a performance artist who is trying – and succeeding – to encourage audience and performer interaction.” ★★★★
– DC Metro Theater Arts
“Attending the piece manages to be entertaining and engaging as an activity while still prompting serious bouts of introspection... he certainly has given me something to think about for a long time.” ★★★★
– DC Theatre Scene
“Better than most first dates where I don’t think there will be a second.” ★★★★★
– Texarkana Dispatch