Stations of Desire: Cyber-Playwriting Goes Live
From January to June 1999, 13 writers from around the country experimented with a new way collaborate--via e-mail, with responses generated from Svich's weekly directives. The cyber-process culminates in a unique production which features a diverse and accomplished batch of contemporary playwrights: Neena Beber, Cusi Cram, Jorge Cortinas, Heather Dundas, Julie Hebert, Julie Jensen, Ruth Margraff, Rachelle Minkoff, Anne Garcia Romero, Kate Snodgrass, Caridad Svich, Candido Tirado, and Elizabeth Wong.
While the reading itself will be a casual theatrical event (no technology required), participating theaters across the country--Bottom's Dream (Los Angeles), Salvage Vanguard (Austin), New Georges (New York City), Theatre Double (Philadelphia), CollaborAction (Chicago), Theatre in My Basement (Minneapolis), ReaLive Productions (Denver), Theatre Simple (Seattle), and Core Performance Manufactory and Rm. 120 Productions (Dallas)--will be connected and communicating throughout the process via ICQ, an instant messaging software. The presentations will start at 8pm in each of the theaters' respective time zones, so they will progress Westward.