MIXOLOGY: a new series
Exploring the creative possibilities of presenting theatrical, cinematic, and performances pieces in virtual space.
Next Event Date: Dec. 13th, 3pm (EST)
Eventbrite sign-up here.
Please note this free event will take place online via Zoom and commences at 3:00pm EDT (12:00pm PDT). Registered attendees will receive the Zoom link and login information for the event via email. Please be sure to download Zoom to your computer or mobile device prior to the event.
KURTIS ON ZOOM (6:00)
Episode 5. Julie Hays first wrote KURTIS as a one-act play which was then turned into a short film (watch here to learn more about him) – and now Kurtis is getting his therapy on Zoom! We have followed Kurtis every month on Mixology. In this the fifth episode, Kurtis (Mike Roche) has a heart-to-heart on Zoom with his ex-wife Kendra (Jennifer Dean).
DUSTY LIVE FROM THE CLOSET (3:30)
Episode 2. Enjoy the musings of Dusty the Cat (voiced by Patricia Black) as she ponders her existence and that of the woman who feeds her. Written by Leah Abrams, with live music by Paul Mendoza and accompanying video by Jennifer Dean.
Part 5. As a 16-year-old community college student, Robert Pagnani went in search of part-time work… which wasn’t as easy as he had hoped. Robert reads the fifth part of his adventures as a goat-herder with some accompanying visuals inspired by the piece!
KOKO’S LOVE (9:50)
Episode 3, Part 2 (2018). KOKO’s Love is an original East Asian/Asian American hybrid soap opera that re-imagines the melodramatic tropes of TV dramas to challenge the myth of the “model minority” and reveal the guise of superficial “perfection” of being both Asian-American and a woman. Yoshie Sakai uses greenscreen technology to act out all of the characters in this dark dramedy. During our monthly Mixology we have seen Yuki kidnapped and finding herself in a New Orleans reverie. Yuki’s Mom misses her terribly but her father Hiroshi has adopted the son he always dreamed of having in hopes of filling the void. What will happen this week?
KURTIS ON ZOOM (8:00)
The Finale. Julie Hays first wrote KURTIS as a one-act play which was then turned into a short film (watch here to learn more about him) – and now Kurtis is getting his therapy on Zoom! The final episode rounds out our Mixology series where the full cast joins in on the fun – actor Mike Roche (as Kurtis), Vivienne Leheny (as Marta), Eric Rice (as “Marvin Marvel”), Marcia Haufrecht (as Judy) and Bonnie Rose (as Mildred Smith).
“NEW YORK CITY” – FINAL SONG BY TOM ASHTON
Songwriter/Composer/Performer Tom Ashton (and creator of the KURTIS theme!) joins us to play a song to say goodbye to 2020 and “Welcome 2021!”
MIXOLOGY was created by producing team members Jennifer Dean and Eric Rice:
“We started off doing some exploring with Zoom as part of the Undiscovered Works monthly storytelling event. After discussions with other creators we know we decided to do some further experimentation with a spin-off on Sunday afternoon. In an attempt to push the boundaries of the online world we wanted to incorporate filmed content and live elements. Of course, in experiments sometimes things explode… but there are a few sure fire elements that will keep things on track!”