PMURT, a performance-lecture
written & performed by Kevin Doyle
Video & Media design by Kevin Doyle
Directed by April Sweeney
Vooruit Theater, Ghent, Belgium
May 20, 2017
PMURT dissects the rhetorics of Donald Trump to reveal deeper undercurrents in American public discourse by combining solo performance with appropriated video to explore parallels between media consolidation and the compression of language. Drawing upon precedents in American politics PMURT traces the dumbing down of public information and a dwindling tolerance for complex issues.
Commissioned by the Vooruit Arts Center PMURT premiered in May 2017 to coincide with President Trump’s first visit to Belgium.