Athena Theatre in association with The BootlegTheater presents the West-Coast Premiere of SYNESTHESIA at The BootlegTheater, 2220 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90057 on Mondays, tonight, May 7th through June 11th @ 7:30pm. Doors open @ 7:00pm.
The West Coast Premiere of “Synesthesia,” artistic telephone across the genres is a multi-medium art show displaying how eight artists of different genres inspire each other. The first artist was asked to select a fortune cookie. They had two weeks to create a piece inspired by the fortune. The next artist then saw that creation and had two weeks to design his own piece inspired by the artist before him (never having seen the fortune)…and so on for 4 months involving a total of 8 performing artists (Aerial Artist, Spoken Word, Singer/Songwriter, Lighting/Projection Design, ASL/Singer, Commedia dell’arte, Musical Theatre Composer, Chef/Actor) This game of “creative telephone” will culminate in all eight artists’ work performed live, in-sequence. ONLY six performances!
Now in its fifth season, Synesthesia is a live, annual event which unites a select and diverse range of arts for six performances only. “Synesthesia” originated as an Electric Pear exclusive production, conceived by Ashlin Halfnight and Melanie Sylvan, and staged for the first time in 2007.
This year's artists are:
1. Ruby Karen- Aerial Artist, Dancer, with Luca Cecchini – Character Dancer; William Meyers – Composer
2. Aldo Pisano- Spoken Word
3. John Bobek- Singer, Songwriter, with Nora Davis-Singer; Matt Lucich – Drums
4. Marc Rosenthal- Lighting and Projection Designer, with Michelle “Star” LaVon – Choreographer, Dancer
5. Michael Bonnabel- ASL, Singer, with Ken Weiler – Guitar
6. John Achorn- Commedia dell’arte Performer
7. Rocco Vitacco- Musical Theatre Composer
8. Michael Dunn- Chef, Actor
Director: Cate Caplin, Created by: Electric Pear Productions, Producer: Brett Aune, Associate Producer/Lighting Designer: Gabrieal Griego, Production Stage Manager: Elspeth Weingarten, Videographer: BRandon Lopez, Sound Designer: Lynz Floren, Associate Artist: Biz Urban.
Tickets are $10 from https://bootlegtheater.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0JA0000009p06XMAQ