Hey Fringe Fans, Friends and Followers,
I just saw this great play called Apocalypse Radio. It got me thinking and it might do the same for you.
All you know before you enter the space is the setting: a post apocalyptic world. You enter the theatre in a strictly enforced single file line. You are handed a pair of surgical gloves, a space blanket, a plump trash bag (you presume its a pillow), and a ration of nutrigrain bar in a plastic baggy. The seats in the theatre are NOT for sitting. You are guided on to the stage and told to lay down in an orderly fashion and get comfortable. Then,everything goes dark and the play begins. Over the sounds of rustling space blankets the audio starts. The show is live and the lights are off… you cannot see a thing but you know the actors are up in the catwalks. What you experience through hearing only is the only radio station left after the apocalyptic event; a beautiful story unfolds of forbidden love over the radio waves.
I won’t spoil the play for you but I wanted to share this unconventional storytelling approach with you. What a cool concept! It was so interesting to be laying on the stage with these strangers trying to make sense of the strange world!
Happy play making, from Austin.