Goldfish Girl by Ella Hope Higginson.
Ruth has just been promoted! perhaps the only one who understands her in the new office is Murphy the Goldfish.
Goldfish Girl is the world premiere 1st show of 'Theatre Live Online', a new collision between live Theatre and the Online world.
3 Theatre Companies are challenged to make a 'new work' for both live and online performance. 3 Playwrights commissioned to write the new Plays in two weeks. 3 Venues host the live Performances.
3 Directors each with up to 3 actors will rehearse and mount the new work in two weeks.
Boosted live will stream the live performance as it happens. No Cuts, No Post, No hiding in front of live audience in the Theatre. Audiences will be able to participate live in a Theatre at Little Andromeda in Christchurch or live-Online as it is streamed.
Theatre is, by nature, an event. It is an art-from shared at a specific time and place. It is unique in each performance and shared by an assembled audience. The challenge here is to create new works that are genuinely ‘theatrical’ and genuinely ‘live’ that will also be totally engaging to watch live and Online. Can it be done?
We are living in, arguably the most challenging times for generations. We are experiencing a pandemic, our environment is threatened, we are witnessing fascism, racism, corruption, inequality, we are feeling social changes, everything is being challenged. So aside from all these trifles… What actually matters to you? The provocation each play will explore in their own unique way is simply.
“The enemy of Art is the absence of limitations.” -Orson Welles
The Playwrights have only two weeks to write an original new work.
The Playwrights write for 3 actors.
The Directors and Actors have two weeks to learn, rehearse and mount the Play.
The performance must be live in a Theatre with an audience.
The performance must be live online.
No cutting, no editing or post production.
There will be no pre-recored imagery used unless intergrated into the live performance.
The camera must be used as a Theatrical device.
The Plays must be between 12 and 15 minutes long.
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The idea for Theatre Live Online began in lockdown. Live events simply ceased and these incredibly talented Theatre Artists could not do what they do best. We had to adapt, we had to survive. This is our way of responding. Theatre Live Online will stimulate and provoke Theatre practitioners into writing, directing and performing under totally different circumstances using technology as a Theatrical device. When you donate, you contribute to the Playwrights, Directors, Actors, Technicians and Theatres. You will be keeping Theatre Artists engaged, working, challenged and relevant. In return they will engage all their creativity, to entertain you, move you and make you think in that magical way that only Theatre can.Theatre Live Online has the potential to be an ongoing and creatively fertile initiative for the artform. The potential of Theatre and the Online world as a ‘live event’ is brimming with potential. We would be enormously grateful for your support no matter how grand or humble. Donate at Boosted.