Page One is a video initiative by Dancing Monkey Laboratories to connect with actors, dancers, designers, and anyone else really, to read the first page of one of Mike Czuba’s plays (*or – a page from anywhere in the text, or the last page, or a collection of sections, eventually even the screenplays – it’s flexible – and contains many an ‘ish’ as is suggested by Nocturology‘s non-existent, yet strongly suggested, theatrical guidelines.) The goal is to allow others to intemperate the material and find their own imagery within the texts, without much, if any, guidance from the writer. To allow these theatrical texts to exist in completely different worlds – or more correctly – in the actual world. To allow the words to live. Enjoy.
Performer Michelle Brandenburg reading the prologue of
AFTER US THE SAVAGE GOD by Mike Czuba.
Mike Czuba reading the opening of his play:
Satie et Cocteau: A Rehearsal of a Play of a Composer by a Poet.