Thirty-one artists - actors, playwrights and directors - from 15 countries will participate in PopUp Theatrics' Long Distance Affair (make possible an impossible trip), an international theatrical endeavor that explores the nexus of intimacy and technology.
What kind of rapport can be developed when all the information you receive comes through a computer screen? In the cozy performance lounge at The Gershwin Hotel, six audience members at a time will be welcomed to the six computer stations set up to facilitate one-on-one "affairs" with actors in another part of the world - Argentina, Australia, Scotland and more - performing from their private homes in real time. Each "affair" - a short play presented virtually via SKYPE - will be given solely for one audience member at a time. Over the course of the evening, each audience member will experience three "affairs" with three different actors across the globe. The actors have signed on to this adventurous project that will have them acting in the wee hours of the morning to accommodate New York audiences.
Presented by PopUp Theatrics and Neke Carson.
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