Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue                    

Two actors, Two countries, One live Internet Connection

Christ Church Neighborhood House

July 14 – 23, 2017

Written by G. S. Watson

Directed by David O’Connor

Designed by Jorge Cousineau

With Emma Gibson & Harry Smith

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About Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue was commissioned by British based Theatre Company, Pursued By A Bear, for a special partnership with Tiny Dynamite after research and development together in the 2014/2015 season.

After winning a TechniCulture residency with The Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Tiny Dynamite developed live-streaming, video, and projection technology for the show, and successfully co-produced a UK tour, with the title of THE LAMELLAR PROJECT in 2016.

In 2016 Tiny Dynamite was awarded a prestigious Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Project Grant to produce the project here in Philadelphia, with a revised script, a new creative team, and a new title, PERFECT BLUE. This production will see the actors roles reversed, with the wife live on stage in Philadelphia, and the husband, projected in via live video link from London.

Set in 2038 after the beginning of the Sixth Great Extinction, huge biotech firms have begun to replace lost species with genetic reproductions. And now that a war wages between nations, governments have weaponized the planet’s ecology for commercial and territorial gain. Carys, a British scientist working for a giant biotech in the United States, communicates with her husband Michael, a university professor in the United Kingdom, via a digital transatlantic link. As their personal relationship deteriorates, so too does the political situation in the destabilized UK, forcing Carys to make a terrible decision.

Awards

1.  Winner of the 2016 Techniculture Innovation Award hosted by The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

2.  Winner of the Audience Recognition Award sponsored by Drexel University.

Support

Major support for the Philadelphia production of Perfect Blue has been provided by

with additional support from

Developed with Pursued By A Bear through the support of

 

 

 

 



Take a peak at the 2016 UK tour.


What is transmedia storytelling?

Transmedia storytelling utilizes live and digital platforms to tell a single story. Rather than confining the narrative to one medium, transmedia storytelling moves a story fluidly across multiple formats–such as video, live performance, and social and interactive media.


Creating Project Blue

UPstream: Project Blue from SHPLive.TV on Vimeo.