Got a short attention span? Collaboraction knows how you feel. That's why its annual multimedia fest, Sketchbook, limits its presentations to seven minutes or less. The lineup for the 10th-annual event (June 10-27 at Chopin Theatre) was just released; check it out after the jump, and listen to Collaboraction's Blog Talk Radio Show today at 4 p.m. for a full rundown of the fest's 20 theater, music and video performances. Tickets ($25) go on sale March 1 at collaboraction.org. Ok, we won't take up any more of your time.
"Astronomy for Beginners" by Kristin Idaszak, directed by Sarah Moeller
"The Blueberry" by Sean Graney, directed by Jen Ellison
"Eighty-Four" by Cory Tamler, directed by Daniel Stermer
"Magillicutty’s" by Ira S. Murfin, directed by Jamie Abelson
"Play (by play by play by play by play by play by play by play by play by play by play. No repetition.)" by Ira Gammerman, directed by John Gawlik
"The Ring" by Greg Hardigan, directed by Keira Fromm
"Tight Curls Today" by Jennifer Barclay, directed by Logan Vaughn
"The Untimely Death of Adolf Hitler" by Andy Griggs, directed by Jeremy Wechsler
"Yetsi’at Metzrayim" by Jason Grote, directed by Seth Bockley
A new work by Brett C. Leonard, directed by Anthony Moseley
"Alphaburn: Mach 2"
Devised by Shanghai Low Theatricals and the House Theatre
Directed by Nathan Allen
Collaborators: From the House Theatre: Nathan Allen (Artistic Director), Chris Burnham, and ensemble members. From Shanghai Low Theatricals: Steve Pickering (Project Manager), Alice Austen, David Blixt, Kevin Theis, and Samuel Hicks.
"Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche"
Devised by Andrew Hobgood
Collaborators: Andrew Hobgood and The New Colony ensemble
Devised by Patrese McClain
Collaborators: Pure Art: Patrese D. McClain, Jessica Ellis, Whitney White, Rhonda Bynum, Andi Earles, Samantha Jones, Brandice Manuel, Ashley Honore
"The One about the Whale"
Devised by Emily Schwartz (five-time Sketchbook writer, Artistic Director of Strange Tree Group)
Collaborators: The Strange Tree Group ensemble including Carol Enoch, Matt Holzfeind, Delia Baseman, Weston Davis, Jenifer Henry, Jennifer Marschand, Kate Nawrocki, Michael Downey, Megan Baskin, Rebecca Phend, Noah Ginex, Thomas Zeitner, Cory Aiello, and Todd Aiello
Devised by Dean Evans
Collaborators: Dean Evans, Molly Plunk and Anthony Courser
"The Saint and the Imp"
Devised by Carolyn Hoerdemann
Collaborators: Carolyn Hoerdemann, Kennedy Greenrod of The Thinman, Carl Wiedemann, Liviu Passare (video/film), Branimira Ivanova (costume designer for Hubbard Street Dance, Breakbone Dance Company)
"Spider in the Attic"
Devised by Jessica Hudson
Devised by Derrick Sanders
"When I was…"
Devised by Larry Grimm
Collaborators: Larry Grimm (Red Orchid Theatre ensemble member, Red Orchid Theatre’s Youth Ensemble Co-Director) , Steve Wilson (Hyprocrites ensemble member, Red Orchid Theatre’s Youth Ensemble Co-Director), and Kirsten Fitzgerald (Artistic Director, Red Orchid Theatre)
"You Enjoy Myself"
Devised by Chloe Johnston
Collaborators: Chloe Johnston, Jon Sherman