Carey Perloff

TINY THEATRICALS: Capturing the Creative Process


OVERVIEW:

Tiny Theatricals provides a unique window into behind-the-scenes discoveries of the rehearsal room. A series of exciting digital episodes reveals how actors and directors collaborate, focusing on the wide range of psychological and physical choices actors make moment-to-moment during rehearsal, and how those choices inform a wider understanding of theater and its many components.


GOAL:

To make the rehearsal process invigorating, immediate and accessible. This revelation of the rehearsal process expands and deepens the public's knowledge of, and appetite for, live theater and the creative process.


Why does this matter? Empathy and the imagination are muscles that need to be exercised to remain supple and allow us to live as citizens in a crowded and contentious world.


PLAN and LAUNCH:

Tiny Theatricals launches in fall 2022 with “Rehearsing Greek Tragedy”, an investigation into ancient Greek tragedy for the contemporary stage featuring theatrical greats John Douglas Thompson and Nike Imoru in rehearsal with director Carey Perloff.  


“Rehearsing Greek Tragedy” includes five fully-produced digital episodes focusing on intensive scene work on Sophocles' OEDIPUS cycle, followed by three episodes based on Euripides' HELEN. The series encourages dialogue about issues in ancient tragedy that resonate with our own time, including the nature of democracy, justice, faith, war, gender and leadership.


The Fiscal Sponsor of TINY THEATRICALS is Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization (https://www.fracturedatlas.org). Contributions for the charitable purposes of TINY THEATRICALS must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/tiny-theatricals-a-digital-theater-platform