Monday, April 13, 2009

Submit Videos Re: Artifacts of Consequence

Our friends at Electric Pear Productions and Performance Lab 115, who are co-producing the new play Artifacts of Consequnce by Ashlin Halfnight, have come up with an interesting way to engage potential audience members in the themes of their show.

What they've done is set up a place on Facebook where folks can post videos for public viewing. The videos are supposed to address this question: What are the 10 things you would decide to save if you knew the world was about to fall apart?

This topic, of course, ties in with the ideas in Ashlin's play, which riffs on the classic myth about Theseus and the Minotaur to explore what happens when it looks like a society and its legacy may be about to crumble and disappear irrevocably. Artifacts of Consequences begins performances on April 16 at Wild Project; if Ashlin's past work is a guidepost, then expect something funny, incisive, smart, and provocative.

(Disclaimer: NYTE published Ashlin's play Diving Normal in Plays and Playwrights 2007.)

Anyway, I think this idea of getting folks to think (and be creative) about the themes of their upcoming play is a terrific idea--kudos to the folks at Electric Pear and PL115. The question once again is: What are the 10 things you would decide to save if you knew the world was about to fall apart? If you've got strong ideas about what's worth saving, make a video recording of your 10 things and send it to electricpear@gmail.com. Videos will be compiled and presented at The Wild Project during the production, April 16th - May 2nd.

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