May 2012-June 2012

Co-Prod with Athena Theatre Co.

The West Coast Premiere of “Synesthesia,” artistic telephone across the genres is a multi-medium art show displaying how eight artists of different genres inspire each other. The first artist was asked to select a fortune cookie. They had two weeks to create a piece inspired by the fortune. The next artist then saw that creation and had two weeks to design his own piece inspired by the artist before him (never having seen the fortune)…The next artist will interpret THAT piece and in two weeks will create his work from there. Then another artist interprets the preceding piece and the process will continue for 4 months involving a total of 8 performing artists. This game of “creative telephone” will culminate in an evening of their work performed live, in-sequence. The transitions will consist of a video montage of moments in response to the artist who just performed and glimpses into the initial impulses that sparked the inspiration of the next piece to come……and so on for 4 months involving a total of 8 performing artists (Aerial Artist, Spoken Word, Singer/Songwriter, Lighting/Projection Design, ASL/Singer, Commedia dell’arte, Musical Theatre Composer, Chef/Actor)

This game of “creative telephone” will culminate in all eight artists’ work performed live, in-sequence. ONLY six performances!

Director: Cate Caplin

Created by: Electric Pear Productions

Producer: Brett Aune
Associate Producer/Lighting Designer: Gabrieal Griego
Production Stage Manager: Elspeth Weingarten
Videographer: Brandon Lopez
Sound Designer: Lynz Floren
Graphic Designer: Ty Donaldson/Buddha-Cowboy Productions
Associate Artist: Biz Urban


1. Ruby Karen– Aerial Artist, Dancer
with Luca Cecchini – Character Dancer; William Meyers – Composer
2. Aldo Pisano– Spoken Word
3. John Bobek– Singer, Songwriter
with Nora Davis-Singer; Matt Lucich – Drums
4. Marc Rosenthal– Lighting and Projection Designer
with Michelle “Star” LaVon – Choreographer, Dancer; Russia Hardy – Dancer
5. Michael Bonnabel– ASL, Singer
with Ken Weiler – Guitar
6. John Achorn– Commedia dell’arte Performer
7. Rocco Vitacco- Musical Theatre Composer
8. Michael Dunn– Chef, Actor

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