Lynn Nottage, Kristoffer Diaz to Speak at Launch of Cyber Narrative Project
This project will partner playwrights of color with technology students to create cyber-narrative tools to enhance live productions of their plays.
The launch of this program will include a demonstration of two of these tools in development. There will also be readings from By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz, the two plays that inspired the digital tools, as well as a panel to discuss issues of intellectual property, viral marketing, and resource building.
Both Nottage and Diaz will be among the speakers at the launch event, along with Executive Producer of the Carnegie Mellon ETC-Global Don Marinelli, ETC-Global professor Chris Klug, and representatives from Google and AOL.
Theaters participating in the project include About Face Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Geffen Playhouse, Hip Hop Theater Festival, Intersection for the Arts, Penumbra Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre.
The event will be livestreamed on #NewPlay TV (http://www.livestream.com/newplay), and will be live tweeted from Woolly's Twitter account (@woollymammothtc). Follow the hashtag #CyberNarr.