About this project
Produced by Kathryn Velvel Jones and Joey Brenneman, Better Left Unsaid is a cross between a play, an online video and a live streamed event. Utilizing multiple cameras, Better Left Unsaid will be staged in front of a live audience in NYC, and then streamed live to the internet, allowing anyone anywhere in the world to watch the show, and interact with it.
Better Left Unsaid is a complex roadmap of a play that begins in Central Park on a strangely warm, foggy day in November. We follow eight characters as their paths twist and turn in unexpected ways. Better Left Unsaid is a story about how our lives are affected by the pieces of information that we choose to withhold from the people we love. Sometimes the same secret that protects one person damages another.
Why live stream a play?
- To more deeply engage a 21st century audience.
- To allow our audience to literally become a part of the creative community via Facebook, Twitter, chat rooms and video.
- Because a live streamed video play combines the excitement of live theater with the community of live streamed video events.
- Because live streaming is a new theatrical paradigm that could launch an entirely new dramatic form born of today’s technology.
Better Left Unsaid is a female driven project. It is conceived of, written by, directed by, produced by and designed by women. We are proud to invest a mature female voice into an online video community wherein the creatives are mostly male. Men are great... but we fervently believe that a woman's vision, voice and experience is equally crucial to the artistic growth of the interactive storytelling medium.
We need at least $20,000 to produce Better Left Unsaid. Most plays in New York are produced for upwards of $20,000, and our production has the budget of a play and a film combined. Not only do we need to pay actors and directors and designers and stage managers, we also need to pay cameramen, and DP's and editors, while paying for live streaming services and mixing equipment.
Will you kick start Better Left Unsaid? We are asking you to join our community by donating, $10, $25, $100 or more. Will you join us as we break the boundary between technology and theater and utilize all sorts of new media to more deeply involve our audience in our performance.
The internet remains the wild west, but the artistic opportunities are endless and the opportunity to green-light your own passions is a revelation to those of us who spent years waiting for other people to make our dreams come true. Thank you so much for your time. We are so grateful for your attention and look forwarding to meeting you in the Better Left Unsaid community.
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