THE DISPLACED HINDU GODS TRILOGY — Interactive Lobby

Since we produced the three plays in the DISPLACED HINDU GODS TRILOGY in two spaces in the BCA Plaza Theatre, we were able to fully transform the lobby into a fun, interactive, informative space.

  • - Video stations with clips that tell the stories of intersex individuals
  • - Re-mythologized shrines
  • - Cosmic audience response board with the following questions:
    • BRAHMAN/I: What stories helped shape your identity, or gave you insight into who you are?
    • KALKI: What happened when you stepped out of the circle of protection?
    • SHIV: What have you had to destroy or leave behind in order to move forward?
    • TRILOGY: What else do you want to tell us?
  • - Modernist Indian (magnetic) poetry board
  • - Contextual video wall

Check out the photo album from opening night to see audience members and the creative team exploring and celebrating in the lobby! 

      

Astro Boy and the God of Comics

Since ASTRO BOY AND THE GOD OF COMICS is such a dynamic show, we wanted to make sure the lobby captured the spirit of fun and play. A section of wall in the lobby became a chalkboard, where audience members could learn to draw Astro Boy’s face, and fill in cartoon panels to complete a story. Across from that, a bulletin board asked them to write and share what they thought of the show, to design their own helpful robot, or to imagine and draw the future of interactions between humans and robots.

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Audience Response FilmStrip – The Flick

The Modern Theatre lobby features historical memorabilia and photos from the theatre’s history as a former movie house, making it a great space for THE FLICK. We added an audience response station in the lobby where patrons could clip their questions and comments about the show along a reel of 35mm film.FLICK word cloud

We Are Proud to Present…

WAP tree 1(2)A motif in WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT… is the trees in the desert in Namibia. Inspired by this, dramaturg Ramona Ostrowski created two trees out of wire and placed them on tables in the lobby. Audience members were prompted to “write us a letter”—a reference to the frequent letters in the text—on notecards, sharing their questions, reactions, and feelings about the play. They then attached these cards to the trees.WAP word cloud

Splendor

In keeping with the seasonal theme of SPLENDOR, as well as the fact that much of the play deals with the characters in school, dramaturg Ilana Brownstein created a Thanksgiving-themed bulletin board in the lobby. The audience was encouraged to trace their hands and draw turkeys, or to share Thanksgiving memories and thoughts about the show on cardboard leaves.

Astro Boy and the God of Comics

Since ASTRO BOY AND THE GOD OF COMICS is such a dynamic show, we wanted to make sure the lobby captured the spirit of fun and play. A section of wall in the lobby became a chalkboard, where audience members could learn to draw Astro Boy’s face, and fill in cartoon panels to complete a story. Across from that, a bulletin board asked them to write and share what they thought of the show, to design their own helpful robot, or to imagine and draw the future of interactions between humans and robots.

AB lobby board 2 AB lobby chalkboard AB lobby board 5
AB lobby board 1 AB lobby board 4

Audience Response FilmStrip – The Flick

The Modern Theatre lobby features historical memorabilia and photos from the theatre’s history as a former movie house, making it a great space for THE FLICK. We added an audience response station in the lobby where patrons could clip their questions and comments about the show along a reel of 35mm film.FLICK word cloud

Splendor

In keeping with the seasonal theme of SPLENDOR, as well as the fact that much of the play deals with the characters in school, dramaturg Ilana Brownstein created a Thanksgiving-themed bulletin board in the lobby. The audience was encouraged to trace their hands and draw turkeys, or to share Thanksgiving memories and thoughts about the show on cardboard leaves.