“The Sink is a one man event with extensive use of projected animations and soundscapes/original music. This play is the story of an unnamed factory worker in search for individualism through a broken piece he finds and his struggle with a leaky sink.”
Should you see it?
Wake up. Go to work in the factory. Inspect metal-work components, one after another after another, until shift end. Go home. Repeat. And the sink. The ever-dripping sink.
The main character of The Sink lives in an industrial nightmare of a world and has the daily routine described above. That is, until the day the machine gives him a defective piece that he can’t bring himself to throw into the reject pile. He becomes obsessed with it. And it changes his life.
The Sink is a spoken word piece (poetry) written and performed by Nick Fournier, who has a gift for prose and a deep intensity that keeps you transfixed on him while he tells an interesting story.
Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of spoken word but Fournier fully kept me engaged, doing an excellent job building his world and conveying his character word by word.
Fournier also has a great physicality to him and does a great job using it, along with the constant projections to enhance his world and his storytelling.
Very important to note: The Sink is only 30 minutes. You can safely plan your schedules accordingly to make use of that extra half hour.
But that’s just my opinion and I’d love to know what you think. Are you a fan of spoken word poetry? Were you captivated by Nick Fournier’s tale? Join the discussion in the comments below.