Shorts of All Sorts that explore the creative possibilities of presenting theatrical, cinematic, and performance pieces in virtual space.
About this event
*Please note this event will take place online via Zoom and commences at 3:00pm EDT (12:00pm PDT, 8:00pm GMT)*
Our latest MIXOLOGY event features five new Shorts of All Sorts that explore the creative possibilities of presenting theatrical, cinematic, and performance pieces in virtual space.
Q&A/discussion with presenting artists follows the presentation.
This event is FREE. If you are able and so inclined please support Undiscovered Works, the theatre company that makes this possible, by going to our website to donate.
Registered attendees will receive the Zoom link and login information for the event via email prior to the event. Please be sure beforehand to download Zoom to your computer or mobile device.
KURTIS: Episode 1, KURTIS ON ZOOM
Julie Hays first wrote KURTIS as a one-act play which was then turned into a short film (watch here to learn more about him) – and now Kurtis is getting his therapy on Zoom! Last year during Mixology we watched Kurtis navigate lockdown live. Now Kurtis is being filmed on Zoom with all new episodes. Introducing the first two episodes as works in progress – Episode 1 starring Mike Roche (as Kurtis), Vivienne Leheny (as Marta), and Jennifer Dean (as Kendra).
This animated documentary by Caroline Voagen Nelson is a true love story about a Morse code instructor finding her path during WWII. The short film blends stop motion techniques, digital collage, and archival materials to share a multi-generational family’s history of connecting through technology.
I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
Across time and space Mary Shelley corresponds with Melissa, a young woman living in the City of Angels whose life seems to have taken a supernatural turn. With Sherill Turner as Mary Shelley, the English author of the 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, and Persia Anderson as Melissa, a fictional character who appeared in “I Fall to Pieces,” the fourth episode in the first season of the TV show Angel. Directed by Jennifer Dean, it is a staged reading of an epistolary piece written by Irene Meltzer Richard that was originally published in 2019 as one of the critical essays in the ATB anthology Outside In Gains A Soul.
MY IMMIGRANT STORY
With immigration in flux and this time of global uncertainty, Yuriko Romer was reminded of her own story. Inspired by a treasure trove of her father’s 8mm home movies and a little known story, she edited together this short film. Just thirteen years after Japan’s surrender of WWII, her family moved to the U.S. She was only a year old, not old enough to understand, her father was recruited as a research scientist and set her life path to become an American citizen.
KURTIS: Episode 2, KURTIS ON ZOOM
And we end this Mixology event where we began with episode 2 of KURTIS! Mike Roche (as Kurtis), Vivienne Leheny (as Marta), Eric Rice (as “Marvin Marvel”), Marcia Haufrecht (as Judy) and Bonnie Rose (as Mildred Smith).
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm