Tim Miller Play Reaction Paper

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After watching the performance Rooted by Tim Miller, one specific moment that I found particularly powerful was when Tim kept mentioning, that he and his partner, were getting married on the day the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage. I found this to be the most powerful because it made sure that everyone in the audience understood the importance of that specific day. Tim and his partner, Alastair, were married for over 20 years, but their marriage wasn’t recognized by the United States government, but on that day, they were granted all rights given to heterosexual couples. This moment was the most powerful to me because you could hear his excitement and sigh of relief in his voice at the same time.

The performance Rooted by Tim Miller is a one-man performance performed by Tim Miller. Tim tells the audience of his journey of being a gay man in America, from the love he found in his husband, to all the inequality and violence he faced, and up to the day the Supreme Court overturned the law on gay marriage.

Some of the dominating aesthetic choices that were found in the performance was the environment, with dress being a close second. The environment really added dynamic to the
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Initially, I believed a performance had to have music, lighting, stage props, costumes, and actors. However, after watching Tim Miller’s performance, my thought of a performance has changed. He did such a great job without all the costumes and make-up. I believe his choice in simplicity really rounded out his story by making it more personal, more real. His lighting cues were essential to his performance. He had amazing colors imitating a mood, or emotion that the audience should be feeling. He used white to demonstrate liberty and jubilation and dark colors to represent a dark time in his life. Tim used his space to really make it seem like he was moving through different stages in his life. I loved

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