This weekend I performed in a first-of-its-kind experiential running event produced for ASICS, in which participants ran a 2.5 mile loop through historic areas of Downtown L.A. encountering vignettes from an original noir storyline. Continuing my work with Wilderness, I devised my own portion of the performance and helped cull dialogue from Dorothy Parker, Raymond Chandler, Nathanael West and John Fante.
I played a "feral femme fatale:" Theda Bara meets '30s heroin'd socialite meets straight-up witch.
Alone in an abandoned hydrotherapy room on the fourth floor of DTLA's Dutch Chocolate Shop building (google it, it's nuts), I interacted one-on-one with the runners-turned-audience members, who were unbelievably game--uh, running up four flights of stairs as part of a theatrical experience? I'd be zonked.
Filmed for short-form content and social media, ASICS' "The Big Chase" was a blend of immersive theatre and commercial media that has me so excited for what else 2017 will bring.