Theater: Plays

'Fruit Machine 2: Synesthesia'

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Xavier Cha, prod.-dir.-artist.

Production Description

Casting "Fruit Machine 2: Synesthesia," an abstract game show as theater production being showcased at the New Museum Theater.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses once per week Nov.-Dec. 2013, rehearses daily beginning Dec. 17; performs Dec. 20 (7 p.m.) & Dec. 21 (3 p.m.) in NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $200 min.


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About the Show

"Fruit Machine 2: Synesthesia" is mechanized by the random programming of a digital application developed to randomly select whose “turn” it is in part 2 of this abstracted game show. The M.C. will orate and gesticulate with a very powerful presence a text vividly descriptive with aural, spatial, and visual imagery. The pool of actors from which the projected application (somewhat like lottery balls popping with a combined aesthetic of the video games Candy Crush, Bejeweled and Fruit Ninja) draws are 2 blind actors, one seeing and hearing actor, 2 pairs of a deaf actor and a sign language interpreter. The text will be assimilated and performed by the randomly selected actor until it has been transmitted through each actor, then the game is reset into the next "round" with the delivery of a new text by the original M.C. The selected actor will do his or her best to re-present the prior performance, retaining not only the words and information relayed, but also the strong character of the delivery and performance. Here the interest is in channeling the psychic essence of gesture and language rather than literal meaning. Funneled through a chain of varying relationships to perception and subjective sensations, the mutability of language transmutes into formless expression. The performance functions much like the game "Telephone" with the original text performed by the emcee or "host."