is a psycho-physical, science fiction love story based on the myth of Adam
and Eve and examining a cornerstone of the American Dream: the pursuit of
this work the company pursues the 20th century aesthetic innovations of
early American modernist literature, Meyerhold's Biomechanics, and post
revolution 'Soviet Style' cinema. Integral to this process is a feedback
loop, an invitation for the public (via the TMB web site) to provide personal
views on happiness.
project is created by TMB’s Tina Kronis and Richard Alger and co-produced
by the 24th St. Theatre. It is being developed in several stages, the resulting
material to be layered into the final production.
Stage 1 (Dec. 2005): an open audition where 70 participants were
recorded taking part in improvisations and participating in the early development
of the Happiness Questionnaire.
Stage 2 (Jan. 2006): rehearsal and photography with a selected
cast of 20 to create a film that will be incorporated into the final live
Stage 3 (2006-07): the online Happiness
Stage 4: the integration of the materials and development of
the live performance, resulting in a world premiere June 15, 2007, at the
24th St. Theatre.
by Tina Kronis and Richard Alger
by Michael Glover
Set design by Jeff Webster
Costume design(stage 4) by Ellen McCartney
Lighting design by Chris Kuhl
Video design by Austin Switser
Tech direction by Ry Buffington
2 Ensemble: Michael Barron, Melina Bielefelt, Tegan Cohan, Jake Eberle,
Aaron Francis, Jenifer Hamel, Jessica Hanna, Crystal Keith, Edgar Landa,
Gail Langstroth, Majken Larsson, Julie Lockhart, Peter Mattsson, David LM
Mcintyre, David Nott, Michelle Philippe, Paul Plunkett, Stacey Ramsower,
Pogo Saito, Jacob Sidney
in part by the Rockefeller Multi-Arts Production Fund,
the Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, and the Durfee ARC Grant.