COCA Presents John Cabrera: H+ on November 2
COCA Presents 2013-2014 offers a one-night-only presentation of John Cabrera: H+, November 2, 2013, in COCA's Founders' Theatre. The evening includes a screening of select episodes of H+ The Digital Series, produced by Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects and the X-Men films) and Warner Brothers, followed by a Q&A with creator John Cabrera on how the lines have blurred between television, film and the Internet, creating a new art form in the digital series and changing the face of narrative storytelling. More than 10 million viewers have tuned in to the wildly popular H+ The Digital Series, about an apocalyptic future where technology has spiraled out of control.
WHERE: Founders' Theatre at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130
WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 7:00pm
PRICES: Tickets ($10-$14) are available for purchase online at www.cocastl.org, by phone at 314.561.4877 or in person at COCA during regular building hours. Subscription packages comprised of at least six season shows (Kids, Tweens, Teens & Adults and Choose Your Own) are also available.
ABOUT H+: H+ The Digital Series is based on a future where one-third of the world's population has an implanted computer, named H+, which connects the human mind to the Internet 24 hours a day. The implant was created by a company called Hplus Nano Teoranta, an Irish biotechnology company founded with the intent of improving the medical sector with technology. The story depicts the effects of a virus which infects the H+ implant. Concurrent episodes go back and forward in time to different settings, and various characters' viewpoints are used to tell the story. H+ The Digital Series debuted on YouTube in 2012 to critical acclaim. Its 4-to 8-minute episodes are distributed solely through online media and allow the viewer to be in control, as they are able to be watched in any order or combination and still make sense.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: John Cabrera has worked for over a decade as a writer, producer, director, and actor at the Hollywood studio level, as well as across a range of newly renovated and brand new areas of the entertainment industry. Cabrera began his career as an actor, making over 40 guest star appearances on such shows as "CSI", "NCIS", and "The Office". He was a member of the supporting cast of NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and The CW's "Gilmore Girls". He has also worked on some of the country's most renowned stages, and in 2001, he was honored with Chicago's prestigious Joseph Jefferson Award for his role in Jessica Goldberg's stage play "Refuge".
In 2006, he shifted his focus towards writing, producing and directing and was a finalist in NBC's director in training program that same year. He later wrote and directed Lockerz' hit digital series "The Homes". It starred Chelsea Kane of "Jonas" and was viewed by an audience of over 4 million in 3 months. He co-created the award winning series "H+", which was developed at Warner Brothers under the guidance of Bryan Singer and his team of producers at Bad Hat Harry Productions. It premiered as a YouTube Original Channel in 2012, and as of January 2013, it had been viewed over 10 million times. Cabrera is a member of the Writers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, and Actors Equity Association. He is also a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as well as a company member emeritus of Collaboraction, a Chicago-based arts organization that he helped found in the late 90s.