FutureMate: Transmedia Post-Apocalyptic Dating Comes to The Brick this November
Winner of the first ever StoryCode StoryHack, the transmedia post-apocalpytic dating gurus of
FutureMate are back to help you find your perfect match! Now that the world has been devastated by the Cataclysm, finding that special someone has been harder than ever. But FutureMate is here to help! Your hosts Matt & Pam will take you through the FutureMate system and help you locate that special someone-who knows, you may even leave with a new mate! Come see all the benefits that await you for doing your part to rebuild our great nation.
In addition to the theatrical experience, the FutureMate story world spans multiple platforms
that include: futuremate.us (a government-run dating site); a two-minute commercial for the
FutureMate system, gn0s1s.net (an anti-government manifesto); a guerilla-style anti-government
print campaign; 'in-world' twitter feeds; as well as a phone-based speed-dating experience to pair
audience members with one another.
Gyda Arber is a writer/director best known for the transmedia theatrical experiences Suspicious Package (The Brick, 59E59, Edinburgh Fringe), Suspicious Package: Rx (published in Plays and Playwrights 2010), and the ARG-inspired Red Cloud Rising (called "brilliant" by the NY Times).
Brian Fountain is a transmedia storyteller whose artistic and professional works span multiple platforms, including: mobile, web, games, film and live events. He is an award winning game designer and software developer. His most recent project, the hit iOS game Run Sheldon!, has been downloaded by more than 1.5 million gamers. He is also the co-creator of CouchCachet, which won the Mashery Global Prize and received coverage in the New York Times.
Allen Hahn's work as a lighting designer for theater and opera has been seen around the world. In 2009, he launched The Secret City in the first of the libraries funded by Andrew Carnegie 125 years ago. Pairing game mechanics and mobile technology in a narrative framework, the project fostered the audience's heightened investment in the story, and connection to both the place and each other.
With: Gyda Arber, Brian Fountain, Mark Harris, Victoria Miller
Preview: November 2 11pm
Performances: November 9 11pm, November 16 11pm, November 23 11pm
All tickets: $20
Only at The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Tickets available at www.bricktheater.com or by calling OvationTix (212-352-3101)