Our groundbreaking international collaboration using web-based video technology. A play on two continents at the same time.
“...in comparison to other performances we have seen recently, (Skype Duet) offered us another experience of Theater...
But we have not only rediscovered a reflection of real life in Brina and her performance. Skype Duet lays out theatrical conventions, puts the relationship between audience and performer, stage and reality in question, reflecting the theatrical agent.
So thank you for the intelligent, beautiful and unpretentious intimate evening!”
-Marit Buchmeier, Inga Wagner, Michael Isenberg, Hannah Biedermann, Hannah Pfurtscheller, Janek Turkowski, 100° Festival Jury 2011
Review for Skype Duet
Feb. 2011 / HAU 2, Berlin Germany &
New World Stages TONY Lounge, NYC
An Intercontinental, International Theater Piece
Performed live simultaneously in New York and Berlin
through Skype at the same time. In NYC it is site specific to a cafe, while in Berlin it goes up in a theater. Featuring online audience interaction, and lots of the unexpected, this piece provides the audience with the opportunity to interact directly with Germany and it's people (and vice verse).
Two young women on different continents are on quest for human connection in the modern world. Poignant, funny, and familiar, Skype Duet looks at our fear of loneliness, the beautiful power of computer mediated communication, and what we have sacrificed as a result of our need for it. A view of the evolution of human relationships through technology.
Per Aspera Productions/ Smoke & Mirrors Co.
Brina Stinehelfer, Arlene Chico Lugo, Zoey Martinson, Nikolaus Schneider
NYC additional writing: Brandon Gardner
Concept by Brina Stinehelfer
Performed by: Arlene Chico Lugo*, Brina Stinehelfer, David Kenner*, Karen Murray*, Drew Little*, Michael Portman*, Joshua Levine*
Lighting Design: Justin W. King
Video: Agents of Change, Nathan Kaufman, Matthias Schöbe
Music: Pucinski, Matt Luceno
Marketing: Megan Kosmoski
Performed in collaboration with Per Aspera Productions in Berlin.
Winner of the Jury prize at 100° Festival Berlin 2011
26.02.2011 HAU 2 / Berlin, Germany
19-20.04.2011 HAU 3 / Berlin, Germany
03-04.06.2011 Arena Festival / Erlangen, Germany
07.06.2011 Unithea Festival / Frankfurt, Germany
12.11.2011 Kunsthaus Tacheles / Berlin, Germany
18.11.2011 Kana Theatre / Stettin, Poland
04.05.2012 Forum Stadtpark / Graz, Austria
14-16.05.2012 Cafe Teatret / Copenhagen, Denmark
26.05.2012 Supermarkt / Berlin, Germany
NYC: TONY Lounge at New World Stages and various cafe's across NYC.
The Internationalists: Around the World 2011 play festival, TACT Studio