We work with hybrid theatre and this play is about our wonderful world, love, our environment and how we can have a bright future when we use our imagination and follow our hearts. The hybrid theatre production involves groovy music, dancing, the narrator is a harmonica, it's without words, we serve drinks and edible flowers during the play and have a high degree of audience involvement, we use led lights everywhere to tell our story and also some smoke and a bomb with confetti.
Besides the harmonica player, the characters are a big led light screen acting as a screen of the computer of the characters Jack and Claire (who fall in love, have a family and go through a lot) and the computer who develops it's own mind... and, of course, the virus.
Contact Elizabeth Thomsen - firstname.lastname@example.org - (+45) 07543281999
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Here is a fragment of the script:
The pub goes all dark.
Claire enters the pub in the dark wearing illuminating clothes. She carries a basket and she feeds edible flowers to everyone in the pub.
Claire open a curtain (on the screen) and the sun shines in (spotlight).
Claire removes her skirt and set up a solar panel (glittering) made from her skirt.
The lights are back on in the pub.
The power is back on Jack's laptop (computer display shown on led light screen).
Claire goes to the bar.
Here is a film montage composed of work in progress; music ideas, sketched animations and our first reading, featuring Lucas Nicolls as Jack, Sukie Baker as Claire, Si Genaro playing harmonica, Matt Black as murder victim and secret agent and Abby G as sexy lady:
About Elizabeth Thomsen (instigator of Cocktail of Life)
Art Director, Film Maker, Photographer, Writer, Concept Developer, Inventor, IT developer
Elizabeth Thomsen was trained in the Danish and English film and TV industries, from clapper/loader to producer (DR, Nordisk Film, Thames TV, LWT, C4, Transworld Int., Pinewood Studios) as an apprentice and she worked as a freelance worker in film and TV for 15 years. She has also worked with theatre and musical performance in short periods.
Awards and exhibitions
The Umbrella (28 min short fiction - view the film here) - Filmfestival in Huy, Belgium (Palm d'Argent, Prix de l'Office du Tourisme), Filmfestival Wattrelos, France (Medaille d'Or), Independent Film Festival Cork, Ireland (Best European Film) (Read more and view the film)
Film and sculpture installation exhibited in 1997 at the Charlottenborg Arts Museum and Aarhus Arts Museum with artist Kirsten Dufour. For this exhibition she invented a "Praxinoscope": a very simple 35mm film projector for the exhibitions.
DTU 1996-97 Technical University of Denmark: Information Technology and Management, Graphic Communication,
Soft Image 3D-animation, Multimedia Design and Applications, Graphic Production, Telecommunication in Organisations, Development of Information Systems
Elizabeth received £260.000 Danish government funding for her software innovation (1999-2000), which she implemented in a bank, she was engaged to create 2 total-media shows at Purbeck Artweeks 2014, and she taught “Coexistence” to 99 students at Summer Academies in London 2016 based on her own research and writing and a book by American school teacher Alfie Kohn.