Behind the Scenes of Lear/Layer: CalAng Progresses

Cal-Ang collaboration

Cal-Ang collaboration | Photo: Alice Tuan

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This post is from Alice Tuan, head of Writing for Performance at CalArts’ School of Theater. She’s helping lead the Lear/Layer theatrical experiment this week between students and faculty from CalArts and Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea. She blogs about the creative process in action:

It’s the end of Day 2 of the CalArts/Chung-Ang collaboration of Lear/Layer. We just got out of the green screen studio (yes, our Lear incorporates animation and projections and homeless, wandering Lears) so I’ll start here. We just figured out the skeleton of the piece this morning, so now all the work we sketch and generate at least has a place in the piece.

We hope for it to show a world where material density piles on to an emotional over-stimulation, storms and then strips back down to the basics. The open skeleton is now in place, coat racks, if you will, to hang so many interesting design and performance ideas upon.  The piece will be seen as ‘The 5’:  Shun, Plotting, Storm, Death, Basic.

Today, we saw the “green” light. Check out the photos above to learn more about our project.

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