Astro Boy & the God of C1

a Company One rehearsal & development blog

Why We’re Here

This sensational, multimedia, experimental theatre piece, devised with an ensemble cast, combines live hand drawing, interactive video, and large-format animation by actors on stage. A major step in the imaginative use of technology in theatre; ASTRO BOY is a truly ground breaking work.

Over the course of the 2013-14 season, creator and director Natsu Onoda Power will further develop her play (or rather, her theatrical event!), ASTRO BOY AND THE GOD OF COMICS, via the XX PlayLab for a summer 2014 production at Company One.

The XX PlayLab is a collaborative program of the Boston Center for the Arts and Company One Theatre, designed to propel the work of female playwrights from development to production. Writers at various stages of their careers receive mentorship, dramaturgical support and advocacy through a process that culminates in an annual festival, positioning new works in context of local and national conversations about the new play sector.

Development schedule:

Workshop: November 2013
Working on: Interactive projections with designer Jared Mezzocchi

Public Event: New Playmakers
Sunday, November 10, 2013 | 7 pm  | BCA Plaza Theatre
Meet this year’s generation of XX PlayLab artists and collaborators as they share a glimpse of what’s to come. Free and Open to the public.

Workshop: December 2013
Working on: Illustration boot camp

Workshop: March 2014
Working on: TBD

Public Event: New Forms
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Expand on new forms and approaches to new play development with this year’s XX PlayLab artists and collaborators. Free and Open to the public.

Workshop: June 2014
Working on: TBD

Public Event: XX PlayLab Festival | New Ideas
June 6 – 8, 2014
Discover the ideas that shape our city and nation’s vibrant new play sector with this year’s XX PlayLab artists. This weekend-long festival of new work will feature panel discussions, staged readings and discussions with the playmakers.

Production: ASTRO BOY AND THE GOD OF COMICS
JULY 18—AUGUST 16, 2014 | BCA PLAZA THEATRE
Discover the ideas that shape our city and nation’s vibrant new play sector with this year’s XX PlayLab artists. This weekend-long festival of new work will feature panel discussions, staged readings and discussions with the playmakers.

Nov 2013: Phil Berman in C1/Astro Boy workshop rehearsal.

Nov 2013: Phil Berman in C1/Astro Boy workshop rehearsal.

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