Gray hairs is a browser-based literary work for mobile/desktop. The screen (or videoprojection) is filled with small black dots which slowly begin to fade to white. I click on the graying dots, which reveals a slowly unfolding narrative about gray hairs and about dyeing one's hair.
As the words appear on the screen, I read them out loud. I pace my reading depending on how I am feeling the text that day, and according to the mood of and response from the audience. As such, a live reading of Gray hairs takes about 15-20 minutes depending on the situation.
The live reading/performance finishes with the words "... at the end", at which point I place the microphone back on the stand and step away from my computar to signal the end of the performance.
A tall podium (or alternately, a small table and chair) with my laptop are placed towards the back of the stage, close to the projection surface. I am not illuminated by stage lights, rather, the videoprojection of the work obfuscates my form while simultaneously illuminating it somewhat (see image below).
Gray hairs is performed with a fullscreen projection that runs from my personal laptop (Macbook Pro, with HDMI output). I speak into a handheld microphone as I click through the poem. There is no audio output from the computer.
Summary of technical requirements:
☐   small podium/stand/table for my laptop (standing height preferred)
☐   HDMI cable (to be connected to my laptop)
☐   videoprojector + large screen (to project the HDMI signal to)
☐   microphone (preferably a SHURE SM58)
☐   microphone stand (although I will hold the microphone in my hand)