In Openings are Always Awkward, Portuguese actors were hired to perform a semi-autobiographical script, written in English by Common Culture and translated into Portuguese. Set in a television studio, the piece draws upon the imagining of three participants as they reflect on their position in the art world and the immanent exhibition of their work. Ruminating on their own failure and bitter disappointments, they ventriloquise their frustration and anger toward an art world they despise, but long to be part of.