I know, I'm long overdue on a follow-up blog regarding last Saturday's staged reading of The Seventh Daughter. I'LL GET TO IT! Just give me time to catch up on my sleep and gather my thoughts.
Meanwhile, check this out. It's part of a project going on in different cities, where arts organizations are presenting a play-a-day, written by Suzan-Lori Parks (who wrote 365 plays in 365 days -- you get the idea).
Friend and filmmaker Niklas Vollmer, with collaborator Ruth Stanford, shot their plays on digital video, using passers-by at downtown Marta stations. That's cool enough, but they then presented the finished works (along with supplemental video of the various participants -- many of whom REFUSE to participate) on a cleverly-conceived multi-video-screen website:
OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS PROJECT
Please check it out and have fun with it. You HAVE to have a high-speed connection, and it takes a while to get the hang of the interface, with the multiple video windows, but once you get it all working, it's like playing with a train set (bells and whistles indeed).
It takes our conventionalized ideas of theatre and explodes them in multiple ways.
Engineer's hats off to Nik and Ruth.