While we still can’t go to the theater, plays and musicals can come to us. Theater 29 and the Lulubird Project present the world premiere of, LOOK, a collection of Colorado-made video plays designed for uncertain times. LOOK will debut January 15 at 7 p.m. at www.theater29denver.com and be available after that date on demand. Viewers will be able to access the LOOK video collection for FREE and be invited to support the local theatre arts community by donating to the Denver Actors Fund.
Starting in November 2020, a group of local playwrights and theatre artists each began working on a short video-play on the theme of “There’s something I want to show you” using following parameters:
Each play will be recorded by an actor-as-character using a hand-held device like a phone or tablet.
Each piece will contain an implicit or explicit reason for the recording using a hand-held device.
The theme and parameters of LOOK were devised by Theater 29 Creative Director Lisa Wagner Erickson to reflect and incorporate pandemic-prescribed means of communication. “I am impressed with how the playwrights and theatre artists have incorporated hand-held devices into the creative process, using cell phones to rehearse and block their respective video-plays,” says Erickson.
The Video Plays:
by Iliana Lucero Barron and Adelina Gonzales
Your daily morning ritual starts with un Cafecito…at least in America.
by James Brunt and Molly Bibeau
Everyone wants to be seen, not just heard
Claire’s Live Feed: Randonaughting
by Tami Canaday
The popular influencer and YouTuber, Claire Calahan, live streams her randonaughting adventure to thousands of her followers.
Just In Time
by Collin I. Hood
Angel and Isaac, two friends who have gone through it all. Falling apart, coming together and falling apart again. Isaac decides he has to convince Angel to unearth their old time capsule or risk losing it all.
by Melissa Lucero McCarl
By following Fiona, a woman makes a thought provoking discovery in the bowels of the rickety old house she lives in.
by Pamela Nocerino
A lonely woman feels ignored online, so without any training or talents she stumbles through recording a first vlog of her own.
by Matthew Schultz
An online make-up tutorial influencer returns to the make-up tutorial scene after realizing that materialism is better than the Darien Gap and life has no meaning without likes and subscribes.
Theater 29 was founded in 2018 by local playwrights Lisa Wagner Erickson and Ellen K. Graham as a venue dedicated to a network of DIY Colorado playwrights with the freedom to create, collaborate, develop and produce original plays.
To date, Theater 29 has featured new work by over 42 Colorado creative artists, including 30 Colorado playwrights and theatre artists. Starting in 2020, in addition to playwrights and theatre artists, their network has expanded to include creative artists in film, video, audio, and visual art.
You can also visit their Virtual Gallery to peruse a collection of plays, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, animation, video, podcasts and visual art.