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Adventures in Edinburgh: Lula del Ray, Red Bastard, The Kelpies

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Manual Cinema - Lula del Ray

I can't explain to you how HAPPY seeing three overhead projectors on stage makes me! I've seen a couple of shows using overhead projectors (and created one for my thesis way way back) but this was just stunning. Manual Cinema is a group out of Chicago, which means I can drive 6 hours to see their work, and I just might do that now that I know it exists. Lula del Ray reminded me of Kid Koala's Nufonia Must Fall - very similar in how the actual *making* of the performance is a part of the performance itself, all musicians and technicians onstage, and the audience can watch the creation of the "movie" on the overhead projectors, just in case they forget they aren't watching a film. Which, if you just watch the screen, you can do. It's beautiful, seamless, and stunning.

Austin people, they are coming to the Long Center, you need to see them.



Red Bastard - Lie With Me

So, it's been a day since I saw Red Bastard's show at the …

Adventures in Edinburgh: Baby Mama, Lies, and Seance

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I've been awful about writing and I've seen 15 "shows" or "events" (edited at the end of my trip to show total of 18 shows):

Theatre Conspiracy - Foreign Radical We are Jane Doe/Zanetti Productions - Jane DoeDoughnut Productions - Speaking in TonguesMariah McCarthy - Baby Mama: One Woman's Quest to Give Her Child to Gay PeopleAgent November Productions - Agent November: Major X-Plow ShunMalaprop - BlackCatfishMusketeerOntroerend Goed - LiesBinge Culture - Ancient Shrines and Half TruthsDarkfield - SeanceAuld Reekie's Haunted Underground - Ghost and Torture TourThe Scotch Malt Whisky Society - Dram is Worth a Thousand WordsTidy Carnage - ShameMr and Mrs Clark - (FEAR)Theatre Voliere - EvocationQuote Unquote Collective/Why Not Theatre/Aurora Nova - MouthpieceJoanne Ryan - EggsistentialismManual Cinema - Lula del ReyRed Bastard - Lie With Me

Originally I had wanted to write about everything I saw, but there are of course some things that I just *don'…

Adventures in Edinburgh: Foreign Radical & Transmission Opening

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I've been in Edinburgh, Scotland for about a week and a half now - about half my time here is gone. The festival opened yesterday and our show, Transmission, opened today. I'm not going to go into how many pages and scenes and hours of video and number of hikes up Arthur's Seat and broken feet and podcast episodes and renders and Skype meetings and bottles of Scotch and resubmissions of the app to Apple have gone into this. But I feel so fortunate to have been a part of this project and look forward to where we go in the future.


I am in love with this city and this country.

Theatre Conspiracy - Foreign Radical

My first Fringe show was today - I bought a ticket to the performance ofForeign Radical that was right before Transmission's first performance. The description was the only thing I knew about it: "Thirty participants are invited into an intriguing theatrical game exploring security, profiling, privacy and freedom of expression in the age of cybersurveillance.…