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With theater taking all kinds of new forms these days, TheSharedScreen Co. has discovered "dramatic betweennness" - a device that draws the audience in by having them witness a Zoom call between characters. Neal Davidson, Travis Schweiger, and Chelsea J. Smith join us to talk about working together on a production of Stephen Belber's play "Tape" - presented live as a Zoom call!
This interview with Neal Davidson published in Mixing it Up Productions' newsletter provides an in-depth look at the origins of TheSharedScreen, the discovery of the power of this new form of online theater, the challenges and opportunities it presents for artists, and its potential for changing the ways we see each other.
TheSharedScreen's riveting adaptation of Stephen Belber's hit play TAPE returns February 5-7, 12-14. To experience the intense intimacy and hidden power of virtual theater, TAPE is a must-see. This is not staged, streamed, or post-produced. It is a live performance of a hit play, fully adapted from stage and film to a video call.
NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TheSharedScreen's powerful adaptation of Stephen Belber's hit play TAPE returns February 5-7, 12-14. TAPE is a stunning demonstration of the intense intimacy and hidden potential of virtual theater. It is a full play written and performed as a video call. A woman and two men, a highschool love triangle, are forced to confront accusations and denials of rape 10 years later.
This article written by Neal Davidson discusses the fundamental principles of "Dramatic Betweenness" and provides a comprehensive guide for all theatermakers who wish to write, direct, act, or produce in this extraordinary new dramatic medium.
Going from live to virtual is a test of creativity in itself. But when a theater piece not only manages to deliver its message in a new format, but also incorporates that new format into the play itself, AND take it to new levels, then it can make for an artistic revelation. Such is the case with Stephen Belber’s provocative 1999 drama Tape, which ... has now been adapted for the virtual format by Neal Davidson (who also stars in the play) and is directed with multi-faceted verve by John Dapolito.