Date(s) - Friday, September 25, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
We are excited to present ENGAGE@GableStage, our first series of virtual World Premiere projects, selected through a commissioning grant process. After a very competitive application period receiving innovative and versatile projects from artists throughout the country, the selected projects exemplify GableStage’s values of thought-provoking and engaging entertainment that also highlight a diverse group of artists, voices, and stories. The purpose of ENGAGE is to empower artists to create short-form digital content, in any artistic discipline, that remains consistent with GableStage’s mission of producing work that confronts today’s issues and ideas with innovative productions that entertain, educate, and challenge diverse audiences.
1/1000 is a short sci-fi film and digital theater piece that follows Melvin, a depressed tech worker whose existential and nihilist thoughts have reached a fever pitch due to his isolation amidst a pandemic and racial tensions. After struggling to give proper attention to his job, family and relationship, he receives a mysterious device that gives him access to a mystical menu that can adjust various statistics in his life. This sparks a chaotic shift in his reality, for better and for worse.
Additional information available HERE.