12@12NOON Performance Series
12@12NOON + Live Performance = Theater for the 21st Century
Twelve-line dramatic scenes written by award-winning playwrights appear on your phone at noon each weekday...and then...come to life in free performances in casual performance venues, coffee shops, parks, and bookstores -- in your community!
Welcome to Theater in the 21st Century!
Our Inaugural Performances
Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne Indiana...
FIRST REGIONAL LAUNCH of 12@12 NOON
In Collaboration with the Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre
Kerrington Shorter in Count the Brave,Count The True by Betty Miller Buttram
Isaiah Moore in Give Them Peace
by Debra Rose
"12 lines...I thought to myself, how will I create an entire world with just 12 lines of dialogue? And then we did, and I was amazed at its depth and breadth." Bill Myers, Director
The 172 Project centered on six 12-line scenes written by members of the Black Women Playwrights' Group for the 12@12NOON app. They explored the experiences of Midwestern, African American soldiers fighting for freedom on foreign soil in World War II. These soldiers died and were buried in Margraten, Netherlands, liberating Europe, but never returning home. Director Bill Myers asked the audience to share their thoughts on index cards after each 12-line scene, laying the groundwork for the post-show discussion. The observations and emotional response of audiences in both Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne were astute and moving!
Isaiah, Bill, and Kerrington after the discussion.
Contstance Macy, Artistic Director, PhoenixTheatre Cultural Centre, welcomes our audience!
Isaiah talks with an audience member.
...and Washington, DC.....
...coming soon to your city, town, community!...