Normally in theatre, there is a certain structure for a play’s production. Each creative professional tends to work inside their “bubbles”: the writers write the script, the actors act, the set designers build the set, etc.
However, what would happen if this structure were changed? What if each creative professional had the ability to be involved in other “bubbles?”
Multi-Talented Theatre Professionals
That’s what the Apollon, a cross-genre arts and entertainment hub, has built in Omaha, NE. They have teams of multi-talented creative individuals representing different aspects of the arts, such as acting, set design, writing, music, costuming, catering, to name a few.
Each of these teams is in charge of producing a show from scratch—and they do it in six weeks. They meet for creative brainstorming sessions to come up with ideas, inspire each other, solve problems together and plan and rehearse the show.
Bringing Down the Fourth Wall
And that isn’t the only way they are different. Ryan Tewell, the Apollon Director, explains that they also believe in bringing the audience into the show itself, letting them be a part of the performance in whatever way is possible.
“One of our most central, foundational beliefs is that all art can be boiled down to three basic elements: the performer, the witness, and the shared experience between them. That’s a pretty broad definition that gives us a lot of opportunity,” Tewell says. “We want people to leave feeling that we just shared something. That they were able to be connected to the artists in their community through the experiences they had in this room.”
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The way that the Apollon creates their shows is not only innovative in itself, but it inspires innovation as well. Creative individuals thrive on being around other creative individuals who differ from them. It gives them a new perspective that stimulates an atmosphere of excitement and paves the way for a unique show every time.
Their website reads, “We think that if we put painters and actors and musicians and chefs and all sorts of other people in the same room at the same time to work together creatively, magical things will happen. We’re like the Avengers for art—all your favorite superheroes in one place.”
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