I love working on Transmission because it’s all about dreaming BIG.
Unlike the other independent productions I’ve worked on, Transmission promises to push the boundaries of what we can pack into one theatrical production.
Though I love writing for black boxes and small spaces, adapting to the challenges of small budgets and audiences, it’s freeing to dream in the other direction.
What are we creating in Transmission?
The short explanation: Arrival meets Pokemon Go.
The “long” explanation:
transmission is is an immersive theatre production that tells the story of two brilliant sisters selected to join a mission to meet our celestial neighbors. Their story is told through a live show at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a podcast, and several site-specific, augmented reality scenes that are linked to specific locations throughout Edinburgh.
What we’ll have by August 2017:
- 16 podcast episodes
- 13+ hours of content
- Live 1 hour show
- Augmented reality experiences sited around Edinburgh
- An app developed to link you to all this content
That’s WAY more than a Netflix show.
What started with Ian Garrett (our artistic director) is now coming to life with an international team that reflects many beliefs, lifestyles, home countries, and families–all of them working artists and technologists who believe in the method and the message of Transmission.
For two and a half years, I’ve researched the science behind our show, read related fiction and nonfiction, consulted experts, hashed out the character details with my writing team, revised alone and in a group–most of this done alone.
Now it’s time to bring you into the process.
What does this mean?
- Buy a ticket to the show!
If you’re in Edinburgh or can be there in August, come participate in the live show and the augmented reality sites all over the city.
We’re in the middle of a fundraising campaign through July 10th. In order to dream big, we need your support. Believe with us that in creating Transmission, we are creating not only the theatre of the future, but imagining a viable future for humanity.
Listen to the podcast. Leave a review on iTunes. Share the show on your social media and, better yet, word of mouth with your network.
I’m equally excited and terrified to let the audience into the world we’ve created. But there’s only so much that I can do on paper. It’s time to stop making spreadsheets of all the scenes and start embracing that there’s only so much we can do to predict how the audience will behave.
Isn’t that the fun of live theatre? Isn’t that the whole reason this excites me–because as a dramaturg and a writer, I don’t know how this is “supposed” to work?
If you’ve heard me talk about this show in person, you’ll know the science excites me just as much as the fiction we created. The people I’ve met are part of my family now. And I just know that it’ll invite new audiences into the theatre and it’ll challenge everyone’s world view.