Founded in 2008, Tiny Dynamite presents theater works by contemporary British and Philadelphia playwrights in both traditional and unconventional settings. Recent collaborations with theater companies like Azuka Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, and Inis Nua Theatre Company have led to commissions and co-productions of several new works. Tiny Dynamite's productions include Emma Goidel's We Can All Agree to Pretend this Never Happened; David Greig's Being Norwegian; and Caryl Churchill's A Number. The company's signature audience engagement program, "A Play, A Pie and a Pint," offers a one-act play in an informal theater environment. In 2016, Tiny Dynamite received Center support to present Perfect Blue, an international co-production of a play by Grant Watson written for two performers on separate continents, as one performs live in a theater while the other is projected into the production through a live-streaming video feed.
Tiny Dynamite will collaborate with British theater company Pursued By A Bear to present Perfect Blue, a simultaneous live and digital theatrical experience written for two actors on different continents: one performs for an audience in a Philadelphia theater, while the other is projected into the production via a live-streaming video feed. Set in the year 2038, the play tells the story of two married scientists separated by an ocean on the brink of an environmental crisis. Carys, a British scientist working for a giant biotech company in the US, communicates with her husband Michael, a professor in the UK, via a digital transatlantic link. Their relationship, already strained by separation, further deteriorates as audiences are left questioning the impact of technology on human connectivity. Starring Emma Gibson and Harry Smith, the stirring transmedia experience is written by Pursued By A Bear resident playwright Grant Watson, and directed by David O'Connor.
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