Bring the Burning Opera Roadshow to L.A.

Burning Opera - How to Survive the Apocalypse

Burning Opera Roadshow Background: As some of you might know, Twan (former L.A. BM Regional director) used to produce longtime SF artist Pepe Ozan’s Burning Man Opera’s from 1998-2002. The director and co-writer of those operas, Christopher Fulling, is now directing an amazing project called “How to Survive the Apocalypse: A Burning Opera”. Twan was originally offered the producer position for this project, but had to decline due to the fact that he is out of the country and will be until well after Burning Man this year. As such, he would not have been able to perform his duties to the best of his abilities.

“How to Survive the Apocalypse: A Burning Opera” is about the history of Burning Man. It gained such a positive response from the honchos at Burning Man headquarters, that a few of them are actually performing in the show, not the least of which is ActionGrl (Andie Grace) and Michael Mikel (aka: Danger Ranger, one of the principals of Burning Man Org).

The “Apocalypse” team has been pushing hard to get the show on the road, beginning after Burning Man this year. This past January, they did a test run of a scaled-down version of the show in SF, which was supposed to be a one-off, but due to overwhelming demand, 6 shows were added, all of which sold out immediately. Read a review of those shows here.

The “Apocalypse” team has managed to get six shows set up in Teatro ZinZanni???s famed spiegeltent on the San Francisco waterfront Oct 5-7 and 12-14. They are desperately trying to bring the show to L.A., but they have not been able to find a producer-type to help them secure a location and work with logistics. It would be a terrible shame for this show not to come to L.A., especially given the inspiring, awesome, and huge creative community we have here.

Please don’t the this opportunity slip by! The Los Angeles community deserves to be represented in this project. It could turn into a longer-running tour, depending upon the success of these first shows. In other words, it could be a career booster. And a money maker…

Below is a blurb from the show’s technical director, Cookie, who has a rich history working with Cirque du Soleil, and the show’s executive producer Dana Harrison, who had worked in upper management in the Burning Man org for a decade.

The Show (and L.A. wants/needs):

How to Survive the Apocalypse – a burning opera (http://www.burningopera.com) – is a musical freak fable that combines rock opera, vaudeville, and a Dionysian revival show into a Hair for the new millennium. The show will debut in San Francisco in early October, but is considering an LA engagement this fall if the stars align properly. The specific stars needed are a local LA producer(s) to handle production and promotions as well as alternate venue possibilities.

The producer(s) role(s) is some combination of organization, logistics and venue management as well as marketing and promotions. Must be well connected, a total self starter and intimately in tune with the local burning man scene.

The venue needs to be in the range of 400-600 seats and be flexible enough to accommodate a thrust or in the round style of play as well as all the necessary parking, food and beverage etc for a full blown night at the opera temporary autonomous zone extravaganza.

The producer role is key although it could be a combination of the right people if there was one in charge of it all. Promotions wizard might be different from good at managing a venue wizard.

Contact Info:

Dana Harrison: dana@burningopera.com
Lawrence Kampf (Cookie): lawrence@lawrencekampf.com

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