Saturday, November 07, 2020

Weekend Post

 After all the craziness of this past week, I thought you might want a brief escape. 

My 10 minute play was performed by the 15min Theatre Festival Incheon, Korea this summer, and they did a dance interpretation of it. The result was amazing.  Get these kids on DANCING WITH THE STARS or KOREA'S GOT TALENT.   

The premise: When two strangers make eye contact for 15 seconds one of two things will happen -- they'll either wind up in a fight or in bed. 

The choreography and rehearsal that went into this was awesome.   I feel guilty that I wrote the actual play in three hours (it was part of a one-day play festival the Ruskin Theatre in Santa Monica used to hold every month before the pandemic).

It's about eight minutes that will really lift your spirits.  Enjoy. 

NOTE: If you're looking on your phone you might have to go to the webpage view option.   Some have said there's no video.  There is video on computers and iPads.   It plays.  I've tested it.

Playwright _ Ken Levine

Translation _ Ju Hoon, Shin

Adaptation / Director _ Jeonghyun Henry, Yang 

Choreography _ Duck Young, Kim

Dramaturg _ Ji Soo, Jung

Assistant Director _ A-Hyun, Jo

Dancer _ Tae Kwan, Jeon and Moon Ju, Kim

Voice Actor _ Woo Sang, Lim and Ji sook, Kim

Production _ Theatre Company Cheongnyeondan

Host _ The 15min Theatre Festival X INCHEON





Mark said...

There’s no video

VP81955 said...

Wow! So I take it you didn't write this as a dance interpretation. Now you know what it would've been like to write for Astaire & Rogers. Congratulations.

Troy McClure said...

It's official.

President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris.

That feels good to say.

Troy McClure said...

Ken, I know you've been waiting for this moment for four years. I can only imagine how relieved you are.

The nightmare will soon be over.

Buttermilk Sky said...

Ken, do you know if MASH has ever been seen in South Korea? I'd love to get their take on it. You and the other creators treated Korean culture with great respect, it seems to me, and I wonder if they found anything to object to.

Mike said...

Thank you, Ken. That's amazing.

John H. said...

I figured I'd watch a minute or two and get bored or distracted. Well, I just watched it twice and will shortly watch it again with my wife. Those two kids are amazing. Thanks for sharing this, Ken.

Frederic Alden said...

That was beautiful, Ken. Maybe the best thing I have seen all week.

Jeff Maxwell said...

Wow. Thank you. That was a wonderful punctuation to the election. Wow. They are soooo good. How cool to see the play through those eyes...and legs.

Laurie said...

That was really wonderful!