Our theme for Winter 2011 was WHY I DO WHAT I DO which was in-depth look at real life individuals who pursued a passion. We investigated Harry Houdini’s life and passion at the Jewish Museum exhibit. Vickie Tanner’s autobiographical one-woman show, Running Into Me, influenced how we wrote our character profiles. Also the worksite visits to Showtime Networks and Lord and Taylor gave us a behind the scenes look at the occupational activities of a network programmer and a fashion marketer. We included all these real-life characters into our script and performance where we creatively answered the question: Why do you do what you do?
Here is a scene between Harry Houdini and his wife, Bess. Houdini amazes spectators with his escape tricks, but his wife is not impressed.
Houdini: Art and Magic at Jewish Museum
Running Into Me at Cherry Lane Theatre
Fuerza Bruta at Daryl Roth Theatre
Worksite visit to Showtime Network
Worksite visit to Lord and Taylor