The Jam Diaries
by Gemma Stroyan
directed by Becky Hope-Palmer
Anything is accessible
Today everything is digitally connected. We can have it all, faster than ever before. The next job, purchase, experience; even the next person - bigger and better. We share it, we like it, we photograph it, we video it, we comment, and we move on. Our interactions with others shortened to clicks, links and tweets.
The Jam Diaries explores the impact of digital interactions on our human and physical relationships. Our reliance on phones and apps to communicate everything from where we’ve been, what we think and increasingly to find love or sex.
What about the moments in our lives that cannot be replicated by an algorithm or a piece of code on some distant server - are they getting lost in the noise?
The Jam Diaries has evolved from what began as a series of personal spoken word poems by actress, and spoken-word performer, Gemma Stroyan. Together with Thrive Theatre artistic director, Becky Hope-Palmer, they aim to explore the peaks and pitfalls of connecting in the modern world.