In Action at a Distance, the actors take various roles in six different short ‘plays’ as they ‘pivot’ from one play to the next mid stream, and at different times from one another. Each actor must imagine the actions and speech of the imaginary characters with whom their own character is interacting in whichever play they happen to be in at the time. Simultaneously, each actor must NOT show awareness of those actors who are NOT in the same play as they are in at the moment, and who are likewise pivoting from one play to the next. Sometimes, actors are in the same play at the same time; most of the time they are not.
With this interplay of plays, we create – utilizing techniques originated by Fay and Glassman – a composition drawn from the six simultaneous plays, by altering the timing of movements, the dynamics of speech, the direction of motion, the actions, the acting – any of the possible variables. The audience can see through the six plays, into the composite play that is Action at a Distance.
The unraveling simultaneous and the density of content is punctuated by the beauty of human synchronicity. All showings are open seating and pay what you wish. Come multiple times to see the work develop or come once and see a snapshot of the process!
Also showing in Albuquerque the last week of September: https://www.facebook.com/events/268485790459294/
October 9th and 10th
Santa Fe Playhouse
142 E. De Vargas St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico