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Synesthesia @ Bootleg Theater – 7:30 pm/$10

Synesthesia @ Bootleg Theater – 7:30 pm/$10

“Synesthesia” is a multi-medium art show displaying how eight artistsof different genres inspire each other. The first artist was asked toselect a fortune cookie. They have two weeks to create a pieceinspired by the fortune. The next artist will then see that creationand will have two weeks to design his own piece inspired by the artistbefore him (never having seen the fortune). The next artist in theseries will interpret that piece and then has two weeks to create apiece of his own. The next artist will interpret THAT piece and in twoweeks will create his work from there. Then another artist interpretsthe preceding piece and the process will continue for 4 monthsinvolving a total of 8 performing artists. This game of “creativetelephone” will culminate in an evening of their work performed live,in-sequence. The transitions will consist of a video montage ofmoments in response to the artist who just performed and glimpses intothe initial impulses that sparked the inspiration of the next piece to come.

Director: Cate Caplin
Created by: Electric Pear Productions

Now in its fifth season, Synesthesia is a live, annual event which unites a select and diverse range of arts for six performances only. “Synesthesia” originated as an Electric Pear exclusive production, conceived by Ashlin Halfnight and Melanie Sylvan, and staged for the first time in 2007.

“Electric Pear Productions has taken the grade-school game of Telephone to a new level.” – Time Out New York

1. Ruby Karen- Aerial Artist, Dancer with Luca Cecchini – Character Dancer; William Meyers – Composer
2. Aldo Pisano- Spoken Word
3. John Bobek- Singer, Songwriter with Elizabeth Smith – Singer; Matt Lucich – Drums
4. Marc Rosenthal- Lighting and Projection Designer with Michelle “Star” LaVon – Dancer, Actress, Circus Entertainer; Wielder of Lightning Bolts, Romancer of Flames
5. Michael Bonnabel- ASL, Singer with Ken Weiler – Guitar
6. John Achorn- Commedia dell’arte Performer
7. Rocco Vitacco- Musical Theatre Composer
8. Michael Dunn- Chef, Actor

Director: Cate Caplin
Producer: Athena Theatre in Association with Bootleg Theater
Producer: Brett Aune
Associate Producer/Lighting Designer: Gabrieal Griego
Production Stage Manager: Elspeth Weingarten
Videographer: Brandon Lopez
Sound Designer: Lynz Floren
Graphic Designer: Ty Donaldson/Buddha-Cowboy Productions
Associate Artist: Biz Urban

Address: 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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