Connect Across Time with Sylvia Plath
in the Phone-based Immersive:
We Should Meet in Air
LOS ANGELES – They Played Productions returns to live interactive experiences with the phone-based immersive production We Should Meet in Air. This solo audience show offers each guest an intimate and imagined phone call with poet Sylvia Plath on her final birthday. We Should Meet in Air explores themes both sweet and sad, personal and universal, and allows audiences to speak with the famous artist in a new, compelling way.
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DATES AND TIMES:
April 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 2022
Showtimes for all evenings: 6-10 pm PST
Showtimes for Thursdays: 12-1pm PST
Price: $30/person, each show 1 audience member only
Over the Phone (international callers over Discord—see ticketing page for more info)
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CONTACT FOR PRESS INQUIRIES/REVIEW TICKETS
Thea Rivera, Producer
We Should Meet in Air is a live, over-the-phone interactive experience designed for one audience member at a time. Framed as a phone call on her final birthday, the production allows audience members the ability to speak with a Sylvia Plath imagined through the eyes of the show’s creator, Stepy Kamei. Plath’s words from her poetry, letters and interviews infuse the narrative of the audience’s interaction with the poet. This conversation offers a penetrating, visceral look into the poet’s mind soon before her suicide. The production reaches into Kamei’s mind as well, transforming this production into an exploration of the impact an artist can have on themselves and others even long after their death. Deeply personal on multiple levels, We Should Meet in Air creates a unique and fascinating collaboration between present and past and the echoes that haunt us all.
We Should Meet in Air runs Fridays and Saturdays April 8-30, 2022. Tickets are $30 for each 30-min show. Tickets go on sale March 8, 2022 and can be found here.
** Content warning: suicide, sexuality, adultery and potential other adult themes depending on audience interaction. **
We Should Meet in Air is the 10th live production from They Played Productions, launched in 2017 by entertainment veterans Erik Blair and Thea Rivera. Blair has directed and performed in over 110 live theatrical productions nationwide as well as writing and directing projects with Sony, Disney and Warner Brothers. Rivera has worked for nearly 25 years in theatre, including directing and producing multiple projects. The two formed They Played Productions to create content in all forms of visual entertainment, from tradition theatre to immersive to film/video projects.
In 2022, They Played Productions has begun working with other creators to bring new immersive works to audiences as producers and collaborators. We Should Meet in Air is the first of these new projects (which we call “Inventions.”) It is a collaboration between They Played Productions and Nothing in the Dark Productions, Kamei’s production company. They Played Productions is proud to be helping produce Kamei’s work and is thrilled to have something this exceptional as its first Invention. More projects are planned, including with Nothing in the Dark as well as other Los Angeles-based creators.
We Should Meet in Air
A Nothing in the Dark Invention
Developed by Stepy Kamei
Written by Stepy Kamei and Erik Blair
Directed by Stepy Kamei and Erik Blair
Starring: Stepy Kamei
Produced by Thea Rivera and They Played Productions