This is Not a Theatre Company Unveils New, Site-Specific Audio Work SUBWAY PLAYS
In This is Not a Theatre Company's Subway Plays, audiences ride the L, N, and 7 trains while listening to "Subway Plays," an app that can be downloaded to your smart phone for $2.99 from Apple or Android.
Subway Plays invites audiences to participate in the site-specific, multi-sensory experience of this trilogy of audio plays for the New York City subway system. Audiences mix the recorded dialogue with the sights, smells and sounds of the actual subway, and consider their role in the live performance event that is the Big Apple.
Subway Plays are a self-scheduled performance: audiences can ride the L, N, or 7 lines late at night, early in the morning, or any time in between - they choose the day and time, which then affects the experience they have.
This Is Not A Theatre Company's Ferry Play, an audio play for the Staten Island Ferry, was heralded as "spirited, meditative...mesmerizing" by The New York Times. Podplays are an emerging genre of theatre that take advantage of mobile technology to create site-specific audio-based theatrical experiences.
Because of its price ($1.99 for Ferry Play, and $2.99 for the trilogy of Sunway Plays), TCG Circle says, "Ferry Play has reached the kind of diverse audiences that other theaters dream about."
Subway Plays are conceived and directed by Erin B. Mee; with sound designed by Natalie JohnSonius Neubert; and scripts by Jenny Lyn Bader (The International Local Trail: 7), Jessie Bear (Damper Felts: N), and Colin Waitt (Spare Some Change: L).
Subway Plays features cast members Mariana Cardenas, Tina Chen, Yadira Correa, Nick Fondulis, Lindsley Howard, Toussaint Jeanlouis, Anouschka Joshi, Jed Peterson, Leila Satyanath-Mee, Xiaozhou Xu, Caitlin Naseema Cassidy, Ashley Wren Collins, Andrea Egerton, Greg Engbrecht, Anna Frankly-Duval, Caitlin Goldie, Niki Hatzidis, Amir Khafagy, Alesandra Nahodil, Beth Dodye Bass, Adam Boncz, Kaylin Lee Clinton, Emily Cordes, A.J. Ditty, Christopher Gergis, Nicole Gentile, Emily Karause, Kineta Kunutu, Athena Lamarrre, Caiti Lattimer, Hayward Leach, Cristina Pitter, Tressa Preston, Gianmarco Soresi, Russell Sperberg, Matt Stango, Jennifer Tsay, Colin Waitt, Ratnesh Dubey, and Sarah M. White.
Starting April 27, download the Subway Plays app from the Apple or Android stores on your smart phone at www.thisisnotatheatrecompany.com/subway-play. For more information, visit www.thisisnotatheatrecompany.com.
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