What would you do?

What would you do? is set up like a game show that implicates the audience members in the logic of a key player of the financial crisis, allowing them to look at the events in relation to their own moral compass. The audience members answer an initial series of multiple-choice questions about ethical dilemmas within their own personal realm. It operates like a selection process to find the most unethical audience member. This participant will reenact, live on stage, the role of a former Goldman Sachs Executive in the 2010 Congressional Hearings. During the reenactment it is the task of the participant to choose the answers the executive gave from the four options given.

Instinctually, the rest of the audience wants to beat the participant by trying to guess the least ethical answers, thus putting themselves in the shoes of the executive.

Made in collaboration with performer Lindsey Barlag Thornton and with Samir Nahas operating the live camera.