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First Person: Jill Bernard’s “Drum Machine” (Houston, TX, USA)

Drum Machine was performed by Jill Bernard, special guest of Station Theater, at Avant Garden on November 25, 2012. Station Theater is a comedy and arts conservatory in Houston, Texas. Bernard began the solo performance with calling an audience member onto the stage. This person was asked questions such as: “What do you do for a living?” The volunteer was then allowed to return to their seat at which point Bernard called out for the name of a war in history. The Civil War and the Trojan War were both called out. Bernard stated she had not performed about the Trojan War before and so selected it. Bernard then introduced us to her “drum machine,” showed off a variety of beats and began a comedic musical performance. This included performing and dialoguing with herself as numerous...