Sunday, February 24, 2013

PATTY:THE REVIVAL receives 5 L.A. Weekly Theater Award nominations

PATTY: THE REVIVAL, which premiered in May 2012 @ Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA, was nominated this past week for five 2013 L.A. Weekly Theater Awards:

"Best Musical"
Creator, Producer, Director - Patrick Kennelly
Producer, Presenter - Highways Performance Space 

"Original Music" 
Music: Jonathan Snipes with Kristin Erickson 
Lyrics: Daveed Diggs, Sigrid Gilmer, Kristin Erickson, Patrick Kennelly and Jonathan Snipes 

"Musical Ensemble" 
Verity Branco / Nikki Bohm / Heather Cadarette / Blythe Evans
Maya Gingery / Elaine Hammel / Emma Hawley / Elizabeth Hayhurst
Chelsey Rae Holland / Devin Holliman / Amber Morse / Jasmine Orpilla
Pamela Stark / Stephanie Tucker / Justine Woodford 

Marina Magalhaes 

"Costume Design" 
Pilar Macchione

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

ten minutes is two hours TRAILER

ten minutes is two hours (subtitled “Voyages Dans جنوب السودان”), a documentary video shot in South Sudan, is both a work of and a commentary upon cultural exploitation. It is a cinematic” recreation of a journey through a land plagued by the ghosts of colonialism and the present anxiety of conflicting religious and political agendas - both of which can often seem one and the same.  Evoking a surreal sense of place, both very present and very distant, the video depicts the hazy lines between notions of “foreign aid” “missionary practice” and “colonialism,” and shows the ways history has of recycling itself. The essayistic, experimental nature of the work is inspired by the politically charged silent-era montage of Dovzhenko, Vertov, and Eisenstein and the later impressionistic film and video works of Marker and Godard.