This is more than just a premiere of a new theatrical work. "The Koi Pond" is a completely new kind of Interactive Theatre piece, one that takes place both on the Net and in a local venue.
"I call the work 'An Interactive Drama for Actors and Audience,'" says author Reed. "By signing up online, audience members from anywhere in the world can become part of the play, interacting through email and other online venues. Some of the characters in the story will be scripted and portrayed by professional actors. Others will be audience members, trying to Do the Right Thing."
When regional theatres announce a new premiere, they're trying to get the word out to people who like coming to watch productions on stage. But when Sausalito Electric Theatre Co. launches a new show, they're looking for audience members to participate online, interact with the actors, and shape the outcome of the story.
Northern California residents will have an additional, optional opportunity to meet and interact with a story character "live and in person" at an event in Sausalito.
The program is free, and people can learn more and sign up at www.ElectricTheatreCo.com.
About Our Author
Tracy Reed is a classically trained playwright who is the author of one of the first works of online Interactive Theatre, "The QuantumLink Serial", which ran on what is now the AOL network from 1988 to 1989. The interactive piece became the #1-rated special feature on the AOL systems, drawing a loyal and active audience.
Reed's traditional stage works have also been produced in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas, winning recognition from The National Endowment for the Humanities. "The Koi Pond" marks a return to the author's roots in online Interactive Theatre.
About the Sausalito Electric Theatre Company
Founded in Sausalito in 2008 by a small group of local writers, directors and actors, the Sausalito Electric Theatre Co. is having its "coming out party" in 2010 with the premiere of Tracy Reed's new Interactive Drama for Actors and Audience, "The Koi Pond." The group specializes in the production of Online Interactive Performance Theatre, as well as live events in local venues. More information is available at www.ElectricTheatreCo.com or by writing to email@example.com.
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