THEATRAINPLAYS Ready to Roll Again This Fall; Sets Indiegogo Goal at $25,000
After a six year "layover" theAtrainplays are ready to roll again. The idea behind theAtrainplays is simple; Instant entertainment created by six teams while traveling the entire route of the A train, from 207th Street & Broadway to Far Rockaway and back. It begins with four librettists hopping on the A train at 207th Street and writing the books for four 15-minute musicals, all set on the A train. Before each of the teams begin their journey, they pick a number between 3 and 5 to set the number of characters, then they chose that many headshots from a blind draw to determine which actors will be in each piece.
When the librettists reach the Far Rockaway stop, they randomly select, through another blind draw, their collaborative lyricists, composers, directors and choreographers, who have been awaiting their arrival along with two more playwrights that are just beginning their journey. Two directors meet the creators of the newly minted plays and musicals at 207th Street and they all proceeded to Columbus Circle where they meet the pre-selected pool of actors, decipher their scribbles, copy the scripts and begin rehearsals. They have until show time THE NEXT DAY to develop these works into an exciting evening of live theater. Off book. No net.
The Indiegogo campaign goal is $25,000.00 and will enable a production to take place in New York City tentatively scheduled for this fall.
Check out a promo for the project below!