Thirteen Cycles at the Rosemary Branch Theatre
Wednesday 27 June 2018
Improvisation - London Fringe - Science fiction - Shows
Improvisation experts Project2 will make a new sci-fi movie on stage every night, featuring a live soundtrack and projection-mapped interactive visuals, in a geeky, interactive show where science-fiction and theatre collide.
From 13 to 29 November at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, performers Katy Schutte and Chris Mead will improvise an entirely new piece of science-fiction theatre on stage every night ... so, every show is different!
Each piece will feature an electronic soundtrack alongside animated interactive visuals created live by Fred Deakin (of Lemon Jelly fame), creating a completely unique show blending technology and theatre into a new whole.
Katy Schutte and Chris Mead are widely respected improvisers: Katy is co-artistic director of award-winning improvisation company The Maydays, is a cast member of Knightmare Live, and her book The Improviser's Way: A Longform Workbook is published by Nick Hern Books.
She was recently nominated for the Latest Comedy Award at the Brighton Fringe 2018 for her new show Schutte the Unromantic.
Chris Mead is co-artistic director of improv theatre The Nursery Theatre, a member of the Maydays, and the host of Yesbot, a podcast about the theory and craft of improv.
Katy and Chris will be joined by Fred Deakin, half of the cult electronic music duo Lemon Jelly, who will curate the live music and interactive projection mapping.
Aside from his Mercury Prize and Brit Award nominated work with the band, Fred formed web design studio Airside in 1998 and is now Professor of Digital Arts at the University of the Arts London.
He has also recently written a science-fiction rock opera, The Last, which has Katy guesting on it and is due for release later this year.
Every piece created during Thirteen Cycles will be digitally recorded, with daily online trailers for the pieces performed the night before, released throughout the run.
This exploratory first production marks the birth of a new show format that these acclaimed performers will be touring extensively in 2019, delivering a truly mind-blowing experience to audiences hungry for innovation.
Science-fiction and theatre collide in Thirteen Cycles, where improvisation veterans Project2 (aka Katy Schutte and Chris Mead) will create a new sci-fi movie on stage every night, featuring a live soundtrack and projection-mapped interactive visuals.
Their performance might take them into the hyped operatics of Star Wars, or the more subtle psychology of Solaris … every show is different!
Each piece will feature an electronic soundtrack alongside animated graphics created on the spot by Fred Deakin (of Lemon Jelly), creating a completely unique show blending technology and theatre into an innovative emotional experience.
Katy Schutte (improviser)
Chris Mead (improviser)
Fred Deakin - musician (and art director)
Set designer: Greg Sprong
Costume designer: Catherine Lovett
Visual effects: Dave Whyte, Guy Moorhouse, Robert Armstrong, Fred Deakin
From: Tuesday 13 November 2018
Closes: Thursday 29 November 2018
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