Theatre Trailers: what do you think?


To research Saturday's workshop, I asked for videos created to promote a live performance. Thanks for all your submissions! Matthew Hill shooting Tony Duran for "Walking the Tightrope" at 24th ST Theatre.

Please take a look at these and respond in the comments:

1. How would you describe the show in one sentence?

2. Do you want to see this show after watching the video (assuming you're in their city)?

Thanks so much. It will help contribute to our conversation on Saturday.

Feel free to link to your videos in the comments as well or via twitter. -CMJ

The Vagrancy Theatre Co. presents Down in the Face of God official trailer.


From Director Holly Derr: This was actually made by the playwright and goes with the show, not the theater, but it's brilliant. It's a faux-documentary that exists within the world of the play:

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Beto O'Byrne sent from Twitter: The Movement Theatre Company Promo Video for Look Upon Their Lowliness:


From Nancy Dobbs Owen We found that the trailer for War Bride worked really well. We created it as a stand alone short film in a way....:

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From Adela Kuehn Admittedly I'm biased. I know these guys and have wanted to see this show for years. Two very different trailers (for different stagings) of the same show.

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Beowulf Trailer from Banana Bag & Bodice on Vimeo.