Experience a theatre trip of a lifetime. Be transported across the globe for three "long distance affairs" in one night.
What kind of rapport can be developed when all the information you receive comes through a computer screen? In the cozy performance lounge at The Gershwin Hotel, six audience members at a time will be welcomed to the six computer stations set up to facilitate one-on-one “affairs” with actors in another part of the world – Argentina, Australia, Scotland and more – performing from their private homes in real time. Each “affair” – a short play presented virtually via SKYPE – will be given solely for one audience member at a time. Over the course of the evening, each audience member will experience three “affairs” with three different actors across the globe. The actors have signed on to this adventurous project that will have them acting in the wee hours of the morning to accommodate New York audiences.
The short “affairs” or virtual plays in Long Distance Affair have been created by international teams of writers, directors and actors through rehearsals via SKYPE. Participating artists include Brazilian director Michel Melamed (Regurgitophagy, Under the Radar Festival), Ukrainian actress Oksana Mysina (K.I. from “Crime”), actress Victoria Chen (Australia’s Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre), Romanian playwright Peca Stefan, Spanish playwright Beatriz Cabur, Mexican playwright Mariana Hartasanchez, and US-based directors and PopUp Theatrics founders Tamilla Woodard and Ana Margineanu.
About the Company: PopUp Theatrics
PopUp Theatrics is a partnership between theatre artists Tamilla Woodard and Ana Margineanu founding members of The Internationalists Directors Collective and alumni of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. They have teamed up to found this innovative venture whose mission is to create site-specific/ site impacting theatrical events in dynamic collaborations with theatre artists worldwide.
Tuesday & Thursday, 6:45 pm, 7:15pm, 7:45pm, 8:15 pm & 8:45 pm
Theater: The Gershwin Hotel
Address: 7 E. 27th St.
New York, NY 10016
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111